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CTE Content Areas

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 

(This program will no longer be available as of September 1, 2022)

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) 

This program will no longer be available as of September 1, 2022.