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Barry Tech students get on the job training

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LBethpage High School senior, Matt Kaplan, is enrolled in his second year of the Video Production and Digital Filmmaking program. He is employed at the Nassau BOCES Communications Office where he works shooting and editing videos for the service agency. Also in photo is Nassau BOCES Education Partner Honoree Chan Lian from Calhoun High School.

At Nassau BOCES Joseph M. Barry Career and Technical Education Center (Barry Tech), the work-based learning program connects students to career related experiences for academic credit. Opportunities exist for students to apply and reinforce classroom learning through different types of experiential programs.

Barry Tech partners with more than 800 Long Island businesses in a variety of industries, giving students the advantage of career-field experience. They work under the supervision of industry specialists who help them develop the skills to compete in the workplace. In addition to providing real-world work experiences, Barry Tech industry partners regularly visit classrooms as mentors to offer their expertise, and invite students to tour their facilities and learn about their businesses.
“Our industry partners are crucial to the success of our students,” says Barry Tech Work Experience Teacher-Coordinator Randi O’Moore, who was recently recognized by the Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association (GNYADA) as its 2014 Educator of the Year. “They share their experiences in the field, inform our students’ education with their expertise and help them to hone their skills. They give our students a real-life look at their chosen career fields.”

The work-based learning programs are approved and follow guidelines established by the New York State Education Department and Department of Labor and is supervised by a certified Work Experience Teacher-Coordinator.