SCHENECTADY — Four hundred Capital Region BOCES students on Tuesday will graduate into a job market ready to take them if they decide to go to work instead of college.

With the region experiencing a long-running shortage of skilled workers and a 3.2 percent April unemployment rate, there’s a lot of jobs from which to choose.

The Center for Economic Growth has been working to increase the ranks of skilled technical/industrial workers in an era when many teenagers (and their parents) are focusing on the academic track.

CEG released an analysis Friday showing that the Capital Region employment rate for those with only a high school education is at its highest level in a generation: 88,787 people in this category are employed in the private

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