Work-Based Learning is an important aspect of all students’ educational experiences, which provides our students with the knowledge, confidence and skills necessary to succeed in a highly competitive workforce. By extending the classroom experience to involve our community, we give our students opportunities to connect academics to real work experiences.
In September 2015, TST BOCES was awarded a three-year Program Development Grant to Prepare Students with Disabilities to Exit School with Work Readiness Skills, commonly called the CDOS Grant. The purpose of the grant was to increase students with disabilities’ access to and participation in career and technical education (CTE) coursework, instruction in the Career Development and Occupational Studies (CDOS) learning standards and work–based learning opportunities to fulfill requirements for the award of the New York State CDOS Commencement Credential.
Funds from the CDOS grant were used to develop this website, which contains information and resources for parents, teachers and students. For more information about the grant or the resources found on this page, contact David Barr, Assistant Superintendent for Student Services.