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WBL students make an impact at CaTS
Jalen (left) and D'Asija (right)
Work-Based Learning students from the Department for Exceptional Children are working in the CaTS building this year, performing many cleaning tasks, such as wiping down all the high-touch surfaces, vacuuming, emptying garbage cans and washing windows. D’Asija Glover (Wheatland-Chili) said she likes having something to do for work each day. She would like to work in an office environment in an administrative job in the future. By participating in WBL, she has learned the difference in classroom versus workplace expectations. She hopes her next assignment involves cosmetology or nursing.

“I feel more confident participating in the WBL program,” said Jalen Prior (Brockport). “I have a purpose every day. I know now how to apply for a job, go on an interview and talk to a boss. I would recommend WBL, I think it’s a good program. It’s a good place to start a job and increase your skills.” He hopes his next WBL assignment will be in food services or working with kids. He hopes to one day be a chef and own his own restaurant.

Jerry Talbot, a microcomputer maintenance technician at CaTS, recently complimented the work students were performing in the building. “I’ve noticed an improvement in our surroundings,” he said. “The students are doing a great job.”