Students from the Auto Lube course display certificates of completion of the Intensive Support Program.
Nassau BOCES students earn certificates for completing Intensive Support Program
More than 30 students in the Nassau BOCES Intensive Support Program (ISP) — part of the agency’s Adult Education Program — celebrated the completion of the their coursework in a safe, socially-distanced ceremony recently. These students were presented with their certificates of achievement by administrators at the Adult Education Program, which is housed at the Joseph M. Barry Career and Technical Education Center in Westbury.
The goal of the ISP is to prepare students for employment in their chosen fields. Courses incorporate intensive training in a variety of essential trades including pet care, custodial services, building maintenance, stock and inventory, auto tech and direct care. Each course includes a component in employability skills training. Job placement specialists work closely with students throughout the semester to arrange appropriate job placement and provide support services.
“Perseverance is the word that comes to mind when I think of this cohort of graduates,” says Brad Slepian, Adult Education Assistant Principal. “This group started their studies right before COVID shut down the Island. Yet they all found their way back, completed their respective courses and are career ready for jobs in their selected fields. We’re really proud of them.”
For more information about all Adult Education programs, visit www.nassauboces.org/adulted.