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Work Based Learning Program

A Work-based learning experience helps students earn a Career and Technical Endorsement on their diploma. 

DCMO BOCES would like to thank the following businesses that have supported our Career and Technical Education students 

2015-16 Work Sites:

A Touch of Moore

A&J Auto Reco

All Star Auto

Art's Auto Refinishing

Blue OX Corporation

BOCES Fleet Mechanic

BOCES IT Department

Brian Brown Construction

Canasawacta Country Club

Chenango Country Correctional Facility

Chenango County HIghway Department

Chenango County Sheriff

Chenango County SPCA


City of Norwich Water Department

Cobani IT Department

Cobani Security

Country Max

County Line Lumber


D & D Diner

DCMO BOCES Library Services


DCMO BOCES Preschool

DCMO BOCES Related Services

DCMO BOCES Special Education

Department of Environmental Conservation

E&J Contractors

East Coast Pet Adoptions

Focus Salon and Wellness Boutique

Friends of Rogers Education Center

Fuller Paving

Geneganslet Maple Products

Gibson Elementary School

Goodrich Farms

Greene School IT Department

Gus's Steakhouse

Hair Loft


Hill's Truck Repair

Hop into Hair

Joe and Vinny's Pizzeria

K5 Truck Parts

Karen's cuts and Colors

Little Mew's Cat Rescue

Matthew's Ford

McCredy Motors

Mikalunas Builders

Milk's Sap & Syrup

Mr. Anthony's

N. Norwich Highway Department

Nature's Nursery

NBT Bank Cafe

Norwich City Police -Chief

Norwich Hair Cutting and Styling

Norwich Meadows

Norwich Rehabilitation and Nursing Center

Norwich Theater Company

Norwich Tire Company

Norwich-Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep

OFC Chenango Head Start

Oxford Primary School

Pires Flower Basket

Poolville Country Store

Price Chopper Bakery

Price Chopper Deli

Professional Teleconcepts

Professional Tire & Service

River Road Auto

RJ Funeral Home

Root Funeral Home

S. Otselic Fish Hatchery

Sarkaria Farms

Shari's Family Hair Care

Shear Looks

Sherburne Steel Sales

Sherburne Town Highway Department

Sherburne/Earlville Elementary School

Sherburne/Earlville IT Department

Smith Production

Teasers Hair and Nail Salon

The Stadium Bar and Grille

Tri County Collision

Tuller's Septic and Excavating

UHS Chenango Memorial Hospital

Valley View Manor Nursing Home

VIP Shear

Wilson Funeral Home


2014-15 Worksites:

Conservation – N. Norwich Town Highway Dept., Centofante Lands, Bim Palmer Electric, Tumilowicz Farm, Triple L Ranch, Parry’s Construction

Auto Technology – Little Boy’s Shop, Burrell’s Excavating, River Road Auto, Rothwell’s, Stage’s Automotive, Mike’s Auto, Terry’s Auto, Moore’s Tire Sales, Guy’s Auto, NAPA Volos, Pro-Tire, A&J Auto Reco, Benedicts

Culinary Arts – Canasawacta Country Club, Poolville Country Store, Smokin’ Bones, Norwich Correctional Facility, S/E School, Sherwood Inn, Park Place, Price Chopper, Debraccio’s, Sherburne Diner

Unique Career Placement – BOCES OT/PT, Perry Browne OT/PT, Oxford Physical Therapy, Cullman Child Development Center, Leatherstocking Equine Center, Hidden Ponds Stable, Sarkaria Farm, Holy Family School

Certified Nurse Assisting – Chenango Memorial Hospital, Valley View Manor

Security and Law – Chobani, Chenango County Sheriff, Corrections and Dispatch, Norwich Fire Department, Bainbridge Police Department

Building Trades – Wynn Construction, BlueOx Corp., Raymond Corp., Curtis Lumber, Oxford School, BOCES

Human Services­ – Community Workshop

Computer Networking - BOCES Tech Dept ., S/E School, Oxford School, GMU School, UV School

Welding – Sherburne Steel Sales, Fuller Paving, Chenango Truck

Join Us...

If you would like more information on creating an environment of collaboration and cooperation among the school, the employers, and the community, please contact:  

Mary Carson

Work Based Learning Coordinator


[email protected].

About the Work Based Learning Program...

Benefits of Work Based Learning for Students:

  • Learn first hand about the world of work
  • Explore career options
  • Develop skills for school and the workplace
  • Improve resumes and college applications
  • Increase leadership skills and build self-confidence
  • Make valuable contacts in the field
  • Earn up to 4 credits toward graduation

For Parents:

Your teen will:

  • Develop increased responsibility and independence
  • Develop positive work ethic and increased maturity
  • Be more focused on post-secondary plans
  • Have skills necessary for the 21st century workplace

For Employers:

• Pre-screen potential employees

• Create a supply of qualified workers

• Employ a younger diversified workforce

• Help students make the connection between academics and the world of work

• Be recognized by the community as a good corporate citizen by supporting our youth

Program Format

This is a non-paid, supervised work experience, supported by in-school instruction. Students earn 2 credits per semester. 

For the instructional component, students will attend an anchor class one day/week which includes:

  • Career Planning & the World of Work
  • After High School — College or Workforce?
  • Pre-Employment/workforce readiness skills
  • 21st century skills for the workplace
  • Employment law
  • Health & Safety in the workplace

Student Placements:

WBL placements have included:
  • Auto Sales & Repair
  • Business
  • Child Care Communications/PR/Marketing Computer Technology/IT
  • Web Design
  • Conservation & Horticulture Culinary Arts
  • Construction Trades
  • Education / Human Services
  • Engineering
  • Health Care
  • Retail, Sales & Merchandising
  • Equine/Bovine Studies
  • Veterinary Medicine
  • Police and Emergency