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The Nassau BOCES Perkins Consortium provides regional and district-based workshops and activities to all of its consortium members.

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Westhampton Beach High School takes first place in National Business Plan Competition

GARDEN CITY, N.Y., April 19, 2016 — AquaTerra, the Westhampton Beach High School Virtual Enterprise team took first place at the 2016 National Business Plan Competition held Sunday, April 17 at Long Island University’s Brooklyn campus.Westhampton Beach Aqua Terra


National Virtual Enterprise first place winners from Westhampton Beach High School:
(from left) Ben Horton, Faith Recchion, Reid Rubio, Jack Ryan, Catherine Penn and Nick La Mura.
Team members Ben Horton, Nick La Mura, Catherine Penn, Faith Recchion, Reid Rubio and Jack Ryan are lead by Westhampton Beach, teacher Amy Demchak. 

“The Long Island Virtual Enterprises Business Plan Competition is made possible as part of the Perkins Grant Consortium,” said Ms. Gene Silverman, executive director, Nassau BOCES Department of Regional Schools and Instructional Programs and facilitator of the consortium.  “This is one of the many ways the grant enriches the lives of students throughout Nassau County by giving them real world work place and 21st Century skills while still in high school.”  

Exciting New Opportunity - Virtual Enterprises Junior Ventures Career Academy (VEJV) 

Members of either a Nassau or Suffolk BOCES Perkins Consortium, who currently offer Virtual Enterprises, at the secondary level, have an opportunity to expand this experiential learning program to their middle school students. Applications are being accepted to pilot the Virtual Enterprises Junior Ventures Career Academy (VEJV) for the 2016-2017 school year. One school district in Nassau County and one school district in Suffolk County will be selected as the pilot sites for the upcoming school year.  If you would like to learn more please review the Implementation Guide.  All interested districts should complete and submit the online application.  

Deadline date to submit the application is May 6, 2016.

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