Congratulation 2023 Work-Based Learning Grads!

Four young adult students who are graduating from the Work Based Learning program stand in a row with arms around each other's shoulders. They are outside the entrance to Capital Region BOCES. All are wearing bright blue polo shirts and are looking at and smiling for the camera.
Students who are exiting our Work-Based Learning/SELFI program this year were recently celebrated for their hard work and dedication to meeting their goals. Congratulations one and all!

Students in our Work-Based Learning/SELFI (Skills for Employment, Life and Functional Independence) program recently celebrated a successful end to their high school career during a ceremony attended by proud family, teachers and friends of the program.

Students also used the occasion to thank their business and community partners for the opportunity to work in their businesses, offices and other settings, where they make valuable workplace connections and gain important employment and interpersonal skills.

Many of the exiting students have been in our programs for years. Student Antonio DiSanto summed up the meaning of the program in a speech during the ceremony:

“I have improved so much the last two years and I don’t think I would be the person I am without the SELFI class.”

Congratulations to our Work-Based Learning program students and grads — we can’t wait to learn what you’ll do next!

Business/Community Partners Support Work-Based Learning

For students who attend our Special Education programs, including our Work-Based Learning/SELFI program, community and business support helps expand their classroom learning and offers meaningful workplace exploration and job experiences. Some of our business/community partnerships, include:

  • Bring on the Spectrum (BOTS)
  • Capital Region BOCES and the Northeastern Regional Information Center (NERIC)
  • Concerned for the Hungry in Schenectady
  • Metro Ford
  • Plato’s Closet
  • Price Chopper/Market 32
  • The Regional Food Bank
  • Schenectady City Mission
  • The City of Schenectady
  • Toys for Tots

Learn more about our Work-Based Learning program and how you can partner with Capital Region BOCES in support of our students.