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The Second Edition

This second edition of the New York City Work-Based Learning Toolkit was created by New Ways to Work on behalf of the New York City Department of Education. Team members from the New York City Department of Education’s Office of Post-Secondary Readiness and Grant Associates provided extensive review and comment, and contributed content on all drafts of the toolkit. Representatives of six intermediary organizations participating in the department’s CTE Industry Scholars Program reviewed and provided comment on early drafts. Thanks to NAF for the contribution of many of the WBL implementation tools.

 

The contents of this toolkit draw heavily on WBL Toolkits created by New Ways to Work with the State of California, the Kansas City, Kansas Schools, Earn & Learn East Bay, and NYS P-TECH. Additional tools and materials were
contributed by NYC DOE CTE programs, Career Smarts, MHA Labs, NAF, and Innovate Tulare/Kings.

 

The New York City Work-Based Learning Toolkit
Second Edition: © September 17, All Rights Reserved

 

It is the policy of the New York City Department of Education to provide equal educational opportunities without regard to actual or perceived race, color, religion, creed, ethnicity, national origin, alienage, citizenship status, disability, sexual orientation, gender (sex) or weight and to maintain an environment free of harassment on the basis of any of these grounds, including sexual harassment or retaliation.

New Ways to Work

New Ways to Work is a consulting, technical assistance, and training organization that helps communities build comprehensive local youth-serving systems, develop new programs and improve practice in the organizations that serve young people. New Ways helps create powerful partnerships among government, education, the community, philanthropy and the private sector to provide young people with the opportunities and support they need to prepare for success in career and life, while helping build the future workforce. New Ways has supported the development of work-based learning and employer engagement systems and strategies across the nation since the 1990s.
www.newwaystowork.org

Grant Associates

Grant Associates is a national, award-winning workforce development company. Since opening our doors in 1997, we have collaborated with government agencies to develop workforce programs and solutions that create the opportunities that advance job seekers, businesses and local economies, all with exceptional results. Grant Associates’ mission is to tailor solutions that build workforce capacity, proving over the past two decades that our approach helps a community reach its true potential. Working under contract with federal, state and local agencies, Grant Associates has served more than 20,000 companies and helped more than 100,000 people define realistic goals, further their education and training, find jobs and embark on new career paths.
www.grantassociatesinc.com

CTE Industry Scholars Program

The NYC Department of Education’s Office of Postsecondary Readiness (OPSR) has embarked upon a three-year initiative to strengthen and expand CTE programs and services. A major focus of this multi-year initiative, is to improve and expand employer engagement and work based learning opportunities for our students. To improve and leverage on our collective efforts thus far and to deliver high quality CTE at scale, the initiative affords our schools support coming from sector-based intermediaries. Grant Associates, acting as the convening intermediary, manages and articulates a network of intermediaries in the CTE Industry Scholars Program. The sector-focused network intermediaries will work within six industry verticals directly with CTE programs assuming “demand facing” responsibilities in relation to employers. The intermediaries will interface with industry and CTE programs through each of the commissions, and coordinate and scale work based learning activities across the system.
http://cte.nyc/site/content/nyc-cte-industry-scholars-program

NYC Department of Education WBL Toolkit Sources

The contents of this toolkit draw heavily on WBL Toolkits created by New Ways to Work with the State of California, the Kansas City, Kansas Schools, Earn & Learn East Bay, and NYS P-TECH. Additional tools and materials were contributed by Grant Associates, NYC DOE CTE programs, Career Smarts, MHA Labs, NAF, and Innovate Tulare/Kings.

New Ways to Work

The Quality Work-Based Learning Toolkit: California, 1998
Quality Work-Based Learning Toolkit: Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools, 2003
Creating Quality Work-Based Learning, 2016
Earn & Learn East Bay Work-Based Learning Toolset, 2017
Work-Based Learning Toolkit: NYS P-TECH, 2017

Grant Associates

Career Day Toolkit, with NYC Dept. Education, 2013
Career Fair Tips (for Students)
CTE Industry Scholars Program: Career Days, 2017
CTE Industry Scholars Program: Worksite Tours, 2017
Employer Tour Overview
Interview Quiz, with NYC CTE
Interviewing Skills: How to Have a Successful Interview, with NYC Department of Education
Planning a Career Day Event, with NYC Dept. Education, 2013

NYC Department of Education

Career Month Site Coordinator Toolkit, Office of Post-Secondary Readiness, 2017
Elements of an Internship, 2013
Pre-Internship Site Visit Form
Internship Host Application
CTE Internship Application
Internship Timesheet
Internship Mid-Term Worksite Visit Form
WBL Training Plan and Evaluation Tool
WBL Training Plan and Evaluation Tool Guide
Internship Supervisor Handbook
Internship Student Research Activity
Intern Orientation to the Workplace
Internship Student Reflection

Sample High School Intern Positions

    • Architecture and Engineering
    • Auto and Transportation
    • Business and Finance
    • Construction and Sustainability
    • Culinary and Hospitality
    • IT
    • Media, Technology and Design

Learning Objectives

    • Cook Assistant Intern
    • Desktop/Computer Support Intern
    • Digital Advertising Sales Intern
    • Guest Service Agent Intern
    • Junior Graphic Designer Intern
    • Web Design Intern
    • Accounting Intern
    • Bus Mechanic Intern
    • Carpentry Trainee Intern or Apprentice
    • Human Resources Intern
    • Logistics and Supply Chain Intern
    • Welder Helper Intern

New York State Education Department

NYS ED Work-Based Learning Manual, 2012
Work-Based Learning Hours for CDOS
NYSED Work-Based Learning Program Fact Sheet

NAF

Career Fair Interest Preparation Activity, 2015
Career Fair Notes, 2015
Career Fair Overview, 2015
Career Fair Planning Timeline, 2015
Career Fair Preparing Students, 2015
Career Fair Student Reflection, 2015
College and Career Readiness Skills, 2015
Finding and Maintaining Paid Internships, 2015
Guest Speaker Overview, 2015
Guide to Career Days, Innovate Tulare-Kings, Adapted from WBL Resources, Regional School Districts Resources, and “Launch Path: Playbook” Developed by Linked Learning Alliance & Foundation for California Community Colleges, 2016.
Guide to Internships, Innovate Tulare-Kings, Adapted from WBL Resources, Regional School Districts Resources, and “Launch Path: Playbook” Developed by Linked Learning Alliance & Foundation for California Community Colleges, 2016.
Guide to Worksite Tours, Innovate Tulare-Kings, Adapted from WBL Resources, Regional School Districts Resources, and “Launch Path: Playbook” Developed by Linked Learning Alliance & Foundation for California Community Colleges, 2016.
High Quality Paid Internships, 2015
How to Write a Resume, 2015
Informational Interview Overview, 2015
Intern Orientation Icebreaker, 2015
Intern Orientation to the Workplace, 2015
Intern Weekly Check-In Meeting, 2015
Internship Employer Profile, 2015
Internship Planning Timeline, 2015
Internship Preparing Students, 2015
Internship Reservation Form, 2015
Internship Student Agreement, 2015
Internship Student Interest Form, 2015
Internship Student Reflection, 2015
Internship Student Research Activity, 2015
Internship Work and Learning Plan, 2015
Job Shadow Overview, 2015
Mock Interview Application, 2015
Mock Interview Overview, 2015
Mock Interview Planning Timeline, 2015
Mock Interview Professional Dress Guidelines, 2015
Mock Interview Questions, 2015
Mock Interview Rating Sheet, 2015
Mock Interview Sample Job Description, 2015
Mock Interview Student Preparation and Tips, 2015
Mock Interview-Student Reflection, 2015
Mock Interview Student Resume and Cover Letter, 2015
Preparing Students for a Mock Interview, 2015
Student Internship Consent Form, 2015
Sub-BA Business & Finance Jobs in New York City: A Deeper Dive, Labor Market Information Service,
Work-Based Learning Evaluation – Business Partner, 2015
Work-Based Learning Evaluation – Student, 2015
Worksite Tour Checklist and Tips, 2015
Worksite Tour Host Checklist and Tips, 2015
Worksite Tour Host Profile, 2015
Worksite Tour Overview, 2015
Worksite Tour Planning Outline, 2015
Worksite Tour Preparing Students, 2015
Worksite Tour Research Activity, 2015
Worksite Tour Sample Agenda, 2015
Worksite Tour Student Guidelines, 2015
Worksite Tour Registration & Permission Form, 2015
Worksite Tour Student Reflection, 2015

New York City Labor Market Information Service, CUNY Graduate Center

Automotive and Transportation in NYC, 2017
Business & Finance Jobs in NYC, 2017
Construction & Sustainability, Architecture, Engineering & Robotics in NYC, 2017
Culinary, Hospitality & Tourism in NYC, 2017
Culinary, Hospitality & Tourism Jobs in New York City: A Deeper Dive
Information Technology in NYC, 2017
Information Technology Jobs in New York City: A Deeper Dive
Media, Design and Technology in NYC, 2017
Media, Technology & Design Jobs in New York City: A Deeper Dive

Others

Career Day Planning Guide, Career Services Division, Oklahoma Department of Vocational and Technical Education, August 2015
How to Conduct a Mock Interview, web.stanford.edu
Intern Weekly Journal, Young & Rubicon
Job Interview Questions and Answers, thebalance.com
Job listings, greenkeyllc.com, 2017
Job listings, indeed.com, 2017
Job listings, rfcuny.org, 2017
Legal Guide to Labor Laws and Safety, CareerSmarts, 2013
MHA Labs Skill Building Blocks, http://mhalabs.org/skill-building-blocks/.
Mock Interview, everydayinterviewtips.com