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.

Check out our  WBL Newsletter for up-to-date information

The best type of preparation for the world of work is experiential.

Hands – on work in a chosen field with support truly enables students to understand the employer employee relationship and avoid many career pitfalls.

SWBOCES can facilitate these all important relationships.

The Work Based Learning Coordinator can:

  • Provide career exploration for our students
  • Arrange for job development and placement with local entrepreneurs and businesses 
  • Manage service-based learning within Westchester County
  • Create workplace initiatives with local school districts



Attention Security, Law & Policing Students!

 Invitation to join Youth Peer Advisory Council 

 Flyer for Peer Advisory Council 

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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 

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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

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Hott Salon


GENERAL EMPLOYMENT Jobs logo with gear   

Playland Parks

Westchester Parks 

Speakeasy Co-working space