Life & Career Foundations

Build Basic Skills and a Bright Future

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Shape your skills and let your abilities shine. Start building communication, teamwork and time management skills – the keys to future success. Focus on completing tasks and following step-by step directions. Join discussions, collaborate with your peers, solve problems and explore a variety of jobs in the classroom, building and community.

What You Can Learn

Units of Study

  • Introduction to Transferable Skills (Workplace Readiness)
  • Kitchen Safety
  • Nutrition
  • Daily Living Procedures and Lessons (Cooking)
  • Safety/Hazards in the Workplace
  • Employee/Employer Rights and Responsibilities
  • Hygiene & Social Practices for the Workplace
  • Job Exploration
  • Job Preparation Skills and Tools
  • Introduction to Budgeting

How You Can Succeed

Classroom Support
As a Locally Approved Course, this course was created to meet the needs of students who thrive with additional support and flexibility. This is done through:
  • smaller student-to-teacher ratio
  • a classroom aide
Course Alignment
Locally Approved Courses are aligned to:
  • CDOS credentials
  • viable employment options
Work-Based Learning
Students in Locally Approved Courses can gain work experiences as part of the course through organizations such as:
  • The ARC of Monroe
  • Meals on Wheels
  • Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES
  • NYS Parks and Trails
  • Saint Joseph’s Kitchen
  • University of Rochester Nursing

Where You Can Go

CTE Courses and Programs
After successful completion of this course, students can participate in another CTE course and/or program such as:
  • Food Services
  • Building Trades
  • Introduction to Construction Trades
  • Introduction to Transportation Trades
Job Opportunities
Students gain skills applicable to a variety of entry-level jobs through this course including:
  • Janitors and Building Cleaners
    • 14% projected growth in New York State from 2016-2026

New York State Annual Salary Estimate
Entry Level: $22,510
Experienced: $40,390

Education Requirements
Formal education is not required; most learn on the job.

Enrollment Information

Meet with your school counselor to discuss how Career & Technical Education at WEMOCO can benefit your career development. Your counselor can help you begin the enrollment process.
Life and Career Foundations
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