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3 The Vision for Workforce Development “To create a self-sustaining model that prepares students to master the essential skills and knowledge to graduate high school both college and career ready”

4 World of Work Curriculum Work Based Learning Sustainable Businesses Business Council

5 World of Work Curriculum Students Learn: The 10 most desirable workforce readiness skills Resume development How to write a cover letter Preparation for a job interview

6 Work Based Learning Students Receive: Paid, authentic work experience Deliberate Practice of the workforce readiness skills Coaching and feedback from workforce mentors Students gain WBL Experience in: Building Maintenance Building Trades Externships CISCO Networking Academy Berkshire Sustainable Businesses

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8 Sustainable Businesses Berkshire is implementing a Social Enterprise Model with: Maple Syrup Production Pizzeria/Catering Vending Services Horticulture Nursery and Farm Stand

9 Healthy Living Market & Café Wilton Mall, Saratoga

10 Honest Weight Food Co-Op, Albany

11 Good Morning Café, Ballston Spa

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14 World of Work Curriculum Work Based Learning Students Earn the NYS Career-Development Occupational Studies (C-DOS) Credential by completing: 212 hours of combined academic and work based learning experience (minimum 54 hours WBL) Career Plan Employability Profile Students participated 97 earned > 54 WBL hours Grades  Disruptive Incidents 

15 Business Council Create Partnerships with the Business Community to Advance our Vision to: Increase Fundraising efforts Gain professional expertise Place Berkshire Products Secure Job Placements for Students

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17 100% Graduation Rate of CSE Students since 2009

18 Berkshire Union Free School District Berkshire Jr/Sr High School Columbia-Greene Partnership Academy Workforce Development Program Community Employment Specialists Bruce Potter, Superintendent ext


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