BOCES provides several programs to help students explore career options and plan for their future. These value-added programs are offered at no additional cost to districts participating in the Career & Technical Education (CTE) program.
Career Readiness Programs
Career shadows - local businesses provide students with a one-on-one opportunity to see firsthand the everyday activities involved in a specific career of interest. (grades 10-12)
Mock interviews - students participate in a mock (practice) interview conducted by an employer representative who provides feedback & discusses expected workplace skills. (grades 10-12)
Career speakers - professionals visit classrooms to discuss job requirements, responsibilities, education/training, job opportunities, etc. (grades K-12)
Worksite tours - a group of students visit a local worksite to observe workplace skills in action, see how an organization operates, and learn about career options. (grades K-12)
Career Development Guide
This 42-page guide includes information to help prepare juniors and seniors for employment. The personal data card is a handy reference when completing job applications. Master copies are sent to each district's guidance office.
Career Planning Guide
This comprehensive booklet, focusing on college and career readiness, is useful for guidance counselors and teachers. Topics include the career planning process, self-assessment, career information, workplace expectations, resumes, etc. The cost for this 50-page color publication is $2 per booklet. (grades 8-12)
Citizens Police Academy
This is an eight- to ten week program conducted
at a local police station to help students & community members explore the law enforcement field. Topics such as criminal procedure law, penal law, and narcotics identification and investigation are covered. Information on this program will be sent to high school guidance counselors.
Success in the World of Work Video
This video features local businesses introducing students to the world of work. Highlights include: first impressions, communication skills, teamwork, dependability, attitudes in the workplace and computer skills. This video is available through WebMax (SNAP Server). (grades 9-12)
Volunteer Opportunities Booklet
The United Way of Broome County publishes a "Volunteer Opportunities" booklet listing organizations in the area that are looking for volunteers. A booklet will be sent to guidance counselors/teachers upon request.