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Southwest Career & Technical Education Center


Southwest Career & Technical Education Center is located just outside of Gouverneur, NY in the hamlet of Fowler and serves an average of 280 students from 4 component school districts: Clifton-Fine, Edwards-Knox, Gouverneur and Harrisville. 

 Students have an opportunity to choose from nine high quality, 2 year programs: Automotive Technology, Building Trades, Cosmetology, Criminal Justice, Culinary Arts, Education & Human Services, Graphic Communications, Heavy Equipment Operations and Metalworking. As well as, Allied Health, Pharmacy Tech and CNA which are offered as one-year programs.  

 Students are given the opportunity to take challenging classes in a customized and relevant tech program that helps to prepare them for a specific career or college, learn hands on skills to advance in the trade of their choice, for now or the future. Many programs have Articulation agreements, giving our students the potential to gain 3 to 6 college credits upon successful completion of the tech program.


April Student of the Month



Kara Davis, daughter of Jennifer Davis, of Edwards-Knox Central School has been selected as the Career and Technical Education Student of the Month. Kara studies the Cosmetology curriculum. Mrs. Colburn, Cosmetology instructor, is proud to announce Kara Davis as student of the month for Cosmetology. Mrs. Colburn writes "it has been a great pleasure getting to know Kara in the two years she has been in the program. She consistently makes good choices in all parts of her time in Cosmetology and definitely sets the professional standards for our program. Kara is always prepared for class, has an excellent attitude, works independently, and manages her time wisely. She is always willing to help others, is polite to peers, and shows perseverance on all challenging assignments. Kara would be an excellent employee for any salon. 

The Student of the Month award is sponsored by the Gouverneur Chamber of Commerce and is awarded to those students whose efforts are of the highest caliber.


Southwest Career & Technical Education Center
3606 State Highway 58
Gouverneur, NY 13642
(315) 287-3590
Fax: (315)287-2720 



Kristen Zender
(Extension 50100)


Amy Barr
(Extension 50102)

Guidance Counselor

Ami Larson
(Extension: 50105)

Guidance Secretary

Carol Sibley
(Extension 50101)