Work Based Learning (WBL)

Welcome to our Work Based Learning Program!


The Work Based Learning Program uses real world industry experiences to provide students with the knowledge and skills that will help them connect school experiences to real-life work activities and future career opportunities.  Through WBL, students explore and learn about a variety of career options through a paid OR non-paid work internship. 

The objectives of the program:

  • Provide students out-of-school opportunities to obtain an awareness of a variety of occupations within a broad career cluster.
  • Provide students the opportunity to obtain first-hand understanding and appreciation of the knowledge, skill, and education requirements necessary for various occupations.
  • Introduce students to positive adult role-models who can help instill, reinforce, and equate to successful employment the importance of behaviors such as:  a positive attitude, integrity and ethics, human relations, teamwork, timeliness, good study habits, and other related positive behaviors.


The programs below are registered with the New York State Education Department, and coordinated by a CTE teacher who possesses an extension as a Coordinator of Work-based Learning Programs for Career Development.

Cooperative Career & Technical Education Work Experience Program (CO-OP)


The Cooperative Career & Technical Education Work Experience Program is a work-based learning program for students age 16 and above, consisting of 150 to 600 hours of paid, school-supervised work experience, supported by related in-school instruction in a specific career & technical discipline. 

Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP)


The Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) is the nation’s largest youth employment program, connecting NYC youth between the ages of 14 and 24 with career exploration opportunities and paid work experience each summer. Through SYEP, participants can explore different interests and career pathways, develop productive workplace habits, and engage in learning experiences that strengthen their social, civic, and leadership skills. 

We are always looking to cultivate relationships with companies and work sites to offer our students robust work based learning experiences that match their career interests.

Please contact Mr. Buchney, WBL Coordinator below for further details.