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Work-Based Learning

Work-based learning (WBL) is a progressive, multi-year sequence of instructional activities, within a real-world, work-related context, that allows students to build a bridge from adolescence roles in the classroom to adult roles in professional settings.

About Work Based Learning (WBL)

Description below provided by NYSED

Work-based learning (WBL) is the “umbrella” term used to identify activities which collaboratively engage employers and schools in providing structured learning experiences for students. These experiences focus on assisting students develop broad, transferable skills for postsecondary education and the workplace. A quality WBL program can make school-based learning more relevant by providing students with the opportunity to apply knowledge and skills learned in the classroom to real world situations.

Work-based learning is supported in the school and at the work site. While school-based learning focuses on academic and career and technical preparation as part of the classroom curriculum, work site learning occurs, away from school, in a business or community organization.

NYS Work Based Learning Website

Work Based Learning in HSCT

Students are placed in an internship/apprenticeship program and shadow Information Technology industry professionals.  Our school maintains alliances with many organizations in and around the metropolitan area.  Companies such as Verizon, Sony, Staples, Bloomberg, are an example of our corporate partners. Students work at their work-based learning locations for 3 hours per school days.  Successful students will earn 2 credits to be used toward graduation.