What is Work Based Learning?

  • Work-based learning is an authentic learning experience that allows students to explore their career goals, interests, and abilities while applying their academic and technical knowledge and skills in a real-world context. 
  • Work-based Learning activities are planned and supervised by instructional staff in collaboration with business, industry, or community partners. 
  • High quality work-based learning will provide effective and equitable experiences to empower all students to become confident workers and culturally competent citizens of New York State.


The Southern Westchester BOCES Work-Based Learning Program provides students opportunities to apply classroom learning to workplace experiences . The Work-Based Learning Program has been designed to promote positive work experiences and students’ success in both post-secondary education and careers. 

Our students can benefit from many experiences, including:

  • Informational interview
  • Offering student tours
  • Working with students in the classroom (technical mentoring)
  • Job shadowing (student observations)
  • Serving as a career mentor
  • Providing an internship
  • Providing paid/unpaid work experience

If you  would like more information about Work-Based Learning feel free to contact me.

Tracy Reeves

Work Based Learning Coordinator


65 Grasslands Rd. Valhalla, NY 10595

914-761-3400 ex 2305






Our Industry Partners


ANIMAL SCIENCE   Animals logo 

Valhalla Animal Hospital



MEDICAL FIELD Heartbeat logo 

Westchester Medical Center

The Grove

The Kendall 


FASHION Fashion models graphic 

My Sheek Wardrobe

Trilogy Consignment



WCC College Radio 

Pleasantville Public Access TV Station

Rye TV Station

White Plain TV Station

Greenburgh TV Station 


FOOD SERVICE Cute running call bell graphic 

Falafel Taco

Westchester Country Club

Shake Shack

Tarrytown House Estate

DeCicco's Supermarket

Stew Leonards

Knollwood Country Club


AUTO TECH/COLLISION Auto repair graphic 

Gulf Gas Station White Plains 

Volvo Dealership  


Ford Scarsdale 

Chevy Scarsdale

AC Autobody

Pro Autobody of Rye

Rockland Community College Automotive Program

Crystal Clear Collision


Ed Eliott Architect 

MUNICIPAL/ASSOCIATIONS  Government building graphic   

Mt Vernon Chambers of Commerce

Pleasantville Chambers of Commerce

Greenburgh Library

Greenburgh Town Hall 

White Plains Youth Bureau 

Westchester Youth Bureau

New Rochelle Youth Bureau

Speakeasy Ossining

Mt. Vernon Youth Bureau

Rye Rotary Club

Pleasantville Rotary Club

Scarsdale Business Alliance

Westchester County Association

Office of Westchester County Executive

Hudson Valley Center for Innovation


EMS Medical graphic 

Valhalla Ambulance Corps

Pleasantville Ambulance Corp

Westchester County Department of Emergency Services


CONSTRUCTION TRADES Construction worker graphic 

Candela Electrical 

California Closets

Robison Oil


COMMERCIAL ARTS Computer art design graphic 

The Color Group 


The Inside Press


COSMETOLOGY Cosmetology scissors & comb graphic 

The Hair Lounge Salon 

Cherylyn Salon

Salon Topaz

Hott Salon


GENERAL EMPLOYMENT Jobs logo with gear   

Playland Parks

Westchester Parks 

Speakeasy Co-working space