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Work Based Learning

Mission Statement

To implement, refine, and sustain a cohesive, meaningful career development process for all students in grades K-12; one that is integrated within a rigorous academic program, makes clear the connection between learning and life, and prepares students for the challenge of their future, post-high school endeavors.

A school-business partnership is essential in establishing an effective school to career program. The School to Career office is responsible for coordinating K-12 programs that include:

  • K-12 Programs (All levels): Field trips, guest speakers, and community service
  • Grade 3 Commerce Bank Career Awareness Program: Two-part program (a 45 minute in class workshop on "An Introduction to Money and Saving" and a field trip to a tour a local Commerce Bank)
  • Grade 4 Career Day: Each class is visited by two speakers to discuss their careers and the skills needed for success in that career.
  • Grade 5 Career Skills Exchange Day:  Each team will be responsible for creating a mini-lesson on such topics as Phone Etiquette, the Checkbook Register, endorsing etc.
  • Grade 5 Teaching: The 5th grade students will “teach” the 4th grade students on a specified date.
  • Grades 6-8 Family and Consumer Science Program: Career Education offered through Family and Consumer Science program.  Activities include career awareness using NY Career Zone website, Career Day, guest speakers and career-related projects.  Grade 8 includes a unit on Entrepreneurship.   
  • Grades 10-12 Career Awareness Course: Business elective focusing guest speakers, career exploration, and business planning.
  • Grades 10-12 Internship Opportunities: Paid and unpaid internship opportunities for school credit for students enrolled in Career Awareness
    • Career Exploration Internship Program (CEIP)
    • Career & Technical Education Cooperative Work Experience Program (CO-OP)


Alison Matthews
NYS Certified Work Based Learning Coordinator
Executive Director, Industry Advisory Board
(631) 754-5360 X. 540
[email protected]