Work Based Learning
All students will have the opportunity to develop college and
career-readiness skills that bridge the gap between high school and
Ways to participate in the Work Based Learning Program:
- Career Day: Elementary and middle school classes are visited by guest
speakers to discuss their careers and skills needed for career success.
- High School Heroes: High School students serve as role models by teaching and empowering elementary students within their school district. High School Heroes work in teams to mentor students with hands-on, interactive lessons centered on work readiness, financial literacy, and entrepreneurship.
- Career Awareness Class: High school students learn about career
exploration, job interviewing, on the job practices, and financial
responsibility. Students explore different careers and hear from guest
speakers in various fields. Students also have the opportunity to earn
- Career & Technical (CTE) Certification: Harborfields received NYS CTE program approval for the Harborfields Business & Entrepreneurship Academy. Students enrolled in this program earn a special diploma endorsement and earn a professional industry certification.
- Job Shadow Day: High school students spend the day with a mentor acquiring valuable career exploration experience.
- Internship: Students earn high school credit and gain important career exploration experience under the guidance of a mentor.
- DECA: Business/Marketing club available to high school students with an
interest in business. Students acquire business skills, attend
competitions, and field trips.
- Industry Advisory Board (IAB): A school-business partnership that meets
four times a year to facilitate activities that directly impact
students. Students meeting certain requirements are eligible to apply
for the IAB scholarship. Click here to learn more about the IAB or to
become a member.
For more information, please contact:
Alison Matthews, Ed.D
NYS Certified Work Based Learning Coordinator
Business Department Coordinator
Executive Director, Industry Advisory Board
(631) 754-5360 x. 5540