Direct District Work Experience and Work Study Program

  • The Direct District Work-Based Learning Program is a highly supported work based learning program offered by Monroe #1 BOCES and approved by New York State Education. The program provides authentic learning experiences at area employers to grow and prepare students for a successful transition to work and a career.  Managed by a NYS certified “Work Experience” Coordinator and aligned with the CDOS Commencement Credential, students at least 16 years old can expect a highly valuable experience.

Work Experience Program

Student Benefits

    • Increases understanding of workplace expectations and skills needed
    • Increases technical skills through their application in authentic work tasks
    • Enhances general workplace competencies, such as communication, teamwork, and focus
    • Improves the transition from school to successful employment
    • Earn credits! (Up to 3 credits possible based on situation and hours worked)

Important Program Features

    • Two full time Work-Based Learning (WBL) educators dedicated to supporting student interns
    • Access to Job Coaches for students needing continuous support
    • Over 75 employer partners from Irondequoit to Honeoye Falls for securing valuable work experiences
    • RISE—Recognition + Incentive System for Employability—awarding earned pins and more
    • Digital WBL Student Portfolios for parents and schools to access photos, reflections and more
    • WBL Class options once a week for work experience reflection and learning with Job Coaches