DCMO BOCES will promote the regional growth of the skilled workforce. It is our intent to reset our local workforce by promoting growth in career-ready fields in order to:
Curb loss of population in upstate NY that threatens the region’s economy, schools, and social programs;
Provide enough skilled workers to replace the retiring workforce; and
Promote local job sustainability in order to retain high school and college graduates from relocating to other regions of the United States.
DCMO BOCES is the only organization in the region with access to all students in the 16 component schools and is the leader in Career and Technical Education, which provides work experience coordination and career development counseling to students. As of 2017, the new Career Development and Occupational Studies credential for NYS requires schools to provide career development education to there students, which BOCES can assist with.
More Than BOCES
To be successful we must have a strong partnership between component districts and local businesses to focus on the crucial issues. Programming will be phased in over time, beginning in high school then proceeding to the elementary level. To achieve a successful career awareness program, BOCES, along with our component districts, will partner with the local industry to provide field trips that identify the jobs available and the skills required and provide formal work experience, such as shadowing, and internships/apprenticeships, and more.
Your Contact Person
Work Based Learning Coordinator
6678 County Road 32
Norwich, NY 13815