9 students will graduate from BOCES’ Work-Based Learning Program
Press Release, Orleans/Niagara BOCES
MEDINA – Orleans/Niagara BOCES Work-Based Learning Program has nine students graduating this June. Students, from both the Orleans Learning Center and Orleans/Niagara BOCES North Tonawanda High School location, have been working with various employer sites since September.
“Our students were able to work alongside of their internship site co-workers to learn new job duties in different departments,” explains Transition Specialist Debbie Branch. “These opportunities help students to gain employable work skills, learn how to maneuver in a workplace, and build self-confidence. Work Based Learning opportunities can help students build a connection with their internship supervisors and within our community.”
Students in this program work with job coach support to provide mentoring as students learn their job duties and provide on-going assistance during the internship as necessary. Krista Macomber (Transition Supervisor), Debbie Branch (Transition Specialist), and job coaches Heidi Dorpfeld, Sue Nemec, and Kathy Bencic say they are proud of what their students have accomplished this year while working in their internships.