Webinar: The 21st Century Work-based Learning Coordinator

From the CTE Technical Assistance Center of NY: “Offering a quality Work-based Learning program has become a priority for many school districts. During the past five plus years, New York schools have embraced the value of career and technical education pathways to graduation and the issuance of the CDOS Commencement Credential – a new, exiting credential for special needs students. Both of these educational initiatives call upon the inclusion of offering our students a quality work-based learning experience.

In this webinar you will learn:

  • What skills and knowledge you need to be a work-based learning coordinator
  • How to create an awareness of the work-based learning coordinator role in the 21st century
  • How the work-based learning coordinator’s position has grown in nature and status
  • How to represent your school to the corporate community

At the end of the webinar you should feel confident that you possess a basic understanding of the essential components of a Work-based Learning program and the requirements to become a work-based learning coordinator for your school district!

Presented By:

Susan H. Gubing, CareerSmarts, has been instrumental in guiding educators in creating dynamic career and workforce development programs. She is passionate about college and career readiness, 21st century skills, work-based learning, and partnerships between industry and education. Sue’s professional career experience includes: 38 years as the Work-based Learning Coordinator at Smithtown High School, a consultant for many New York school districts, an online instructor for Work-based Learning Program certification courses at Buffalo State College, author of Games2Careers, and creator of the XtremeIntern: A Virtual Career Adventure.

September 17, 2014
3:30 PM EST”

To sign up, click here.



Planet Money: What’s Your Major?

From the National Public Radio Planet Money Podcast:

“Sure, some college degrees lead to higher paying jobs than others. But what’s shocking — at least, it was shocking to us — is just how big the gap can be.The most lucrative majors typically lead to jobs with salaries over $100,000 a year. The least lucrative lead to salaries of around $30,000.

On todays show, we run the numbers. We talk to people who majored in the most- and least-lucrative subjects. And we hear from an economist who says, when it comes to income, choosing a major is more important than choosing a college.”

via Planet Money : NPR.


2014 NYS Partnerships in Employment Systems Change Stakeholder Survey

The New York State Partnerships in Employment (NYS PIE) is a Project of National Significance PNS aimed at addressing barriers to employment for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities IDD.

Funded by the Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, the goal of NYS PIE is to enhance cross-systems collaborations and refine work readiness training to support improved employment outcomes for transition-aged students and young adults with IDD.

During the first two years of this project, stakeholders worked to identify barriers, strengths, and best practices in the provision of transition services to youth and young adults with disabilities.

The following survey is designed to help the project team to better understand progress made, lessons learned, and areas in need of additional attention. Please provide as much detail as possible and complete this survey no later than September 5th, 2014.

via 2014 NYS Partnerships in Employment Systems Change Stakeholder Survey.


DDPC: QuickRead Guides

From the NYS Developmental Disabilities Planning Council: “QuickRead Guides take about ten minutes to read and provide valuable information in a no-nonsense format using language that’s easy-to-understand.The Guides provide basic information about the things that you need to know to stay safe and healthy and to participate more fully in your community.You can order QuickRead Guides online here.”

Read more via Disabililty News.


New Work-Based Learning Website

NSTTAC, in partnership with other organizations focused on employment of youth and young adults with disabilities, has launched a newly reorganized Youth to Work Coalition (YTWC) website, accessible through NSTTAC’s website:

The purpose of this website is to house resources that help link resources for work-based learning experiences for youth with disabilities. The resources are organized across 8 work-based learning experience (WBLE) categories: (1) career exploration, (2) job shadowing, (3) job sampling, (4) service learning, (5) internships, (6) apprenticeships, (7) paid employment, and (8) mentoring.

Within each WBLE category, resources are organized for the following audiences (1) schools, (2) businesses, (3) youth service professionals, (4) families, and (5) youth with disabilities.