CTE

Career & Technical Education

Registered Work-Based Learning Experiences

Appropriate Certifications for WBL Programs

 

WBL Programs for Career Awareness

Certification #8981 or #8982

WBL Programs for Career Development

Certification #8982

WECEP
Work Experience & Career Exploration Program

  • Career awareness, exploration
  • Paid
  • Program for local educational agencies
  • Hazardous occupations prohibited
  • Students age 14 and 15
  • Elective credit optional

CO-OP
Cooperative CTE Work Experience Program

  • Career development, skill specific
  • Paid or unpaid
  • Program for LEAs and BOCES CTE centers
  • Hazardous occupations allowable with student-learner exceptions
  • Students age 16+
  • Credit can be awarded if student is not receiving credit for a CTE program of study

GEWEP
General Education Work Experience Program

  • Career awareness, exploration
  • Paid or unpaid
  • Program for local educational agencies
  • Hazardous occupations prohibited
  • Students age 16+
  • Elective credit optional

CEIP
Career Exploration Internship Program

  • Career awareness, exploration
  • Unpaid
  • Program for local educational agencies and BOCES CTE Centers 
  • Hazardous occupations prohibited
  • Students age 14+
  • Elective credit optional

 

 

Career Exploration Internship Program (CEIP)

The Career Exploration Internship Program is a school-business partnership initiative that provides high school students, age 14 and above, the opportunity to obtain non-paid, on-site, career exploration experiences. The focus of the program is meaningful, hands-on, career exploration rather than skill development. Students may earn ¼ to 1 unit of elective or CTE sequence credit.
This program must be registered with the New York State Education Department and must be coordinated by a CTE teacher who possesses an extension as a Diversified Co-op Coordinator or as a Coordinator of Work-based Learning Programs for Career Development.

Cooperative Career & Technical Education Work Experience Program (CO-OP)

The Cooperative Career & Technical Education Work Experience Program is a work-based learning program for students age 16 and above, consisting of 150 to 600 hours of paid, school-supervised work experience, supported by related in-school instruction in a specific career & technical discipline. Students may earn ½ to 2 units of credit towards a CTE sequence, depending upon the specific sequence.
This program must be registered with the New York State Education Department and must be coordinated by a CTE teacher who possesses an extension as a Diversified Co-op Coordinator or as a Coordinator of Work-Based Learning Programs for Career Development.

General Education Work Experience Program (GEWEP)

The General Education Work Experience Program is a work-based learning option for non-CTE students, age 16 and above. The program consists of 150-600 hours of paid, supervised work experience, supported by the equivalent of at least one classroom period per week of related instruction. Students typically earn ½ to 2 units of high school credit.
This program must be registered with the New York State Education Department; it may be coordinated by any teacher or guidance counselor certified at the secondary level who possesses an extension as Coordinator of Work-Based Learning Programs for Career Awareness.

Work Experience and Career Exploration Program (WECEP)

The Work Experience and Career Exploration Program (WECEP) is a work-based learning initiative sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor and the New York State Education Department. It is similar in design and operation as the General Education Work Experience Program but designed specifically for at-risk students age 14-15. Students typically earn ½ to 1 unit of high school credit.
This program must be registered with the New York State Education Department; it may be coordinated by any teacher or guidance counselor certified at the secondary level who possesses an extension as Coordinator of Work-Based Learning Programs for Career Awareness.

Last Updated: February 19, 2020