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Work-Based Learning

Real World Experiences in Professional Settings

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What is quality work-based learning?

Work-Based Learning is an authentic learning experience that allows students to explore their career goals, abilities, and interests while applying their academic and technical knowledge and skills in a real-world context. These experiences are planned and supervised by instructional staff in collaboration with business, industry, or community partners.

Students learn by observing and/or actually doing real work. Learning in the workplace or from industry professionals, in person, supports academic learning and promotes the development of broad transferable skills.

Quality Work-Based Learning includes related virtual activities for most WBL activity types. Virtual Work-Based Learning Activities are defined as those that promote “live” student contact with adult professionals and front-line workers through the use of technology. Other Virtual Activities are defined as those that are generally simulations or classroom activities and provide employer exposures through recordings, online research and related activities.

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Form I - 9 Verification Process

The purpose of the Student Employment Verification Process is to verify that students can legally work in the United States by reviewing provided documentation. All students must complete the I-9 Verification process before they are cleared to work in their designated internship. A student only needs to verify once their entire high school career, although actualized working papers must be presented every year, if the student is under 18 years old.

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The I-9 Form

The Form I-9 is used to verify the identity and employment authorization of individuals hired for employment in the US.

Click the link below to download Form I-9. See the notes section for important information to keep in mind as you fill out the form.

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ACCESS FORM I-9

Important Notes

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Be sure to complete the form with the guidance of your parent / guardian.

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For security reasons, students MUST NOT include their Social Security number on the I-9 page 1.

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Double check your work for accuracy and completeness.

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If you need additional help or guidance, please reach out to your CTE Teacher or Mr. Taylor as soon as possible.

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Pre-Appointment Actions

Complete the Verification Sign-in Form linked below.

Have ready all the required documents outlined in the Student Employment Verification CheckList linked below.

Documents should be original and current. Copies, photos or expired documents will NOT be accepted.

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Important Notes

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You will need to log in to access the verification form.

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You will need ONE document from each category in the list. All must be originals.

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Borough Support Manager will email students directly. Students will receive an email confirmation of the Verification Session (WBL coordinators and parents will also receive confirmation).

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Students will receive a reminder the day before their scheduled verification AND another email approximately 5 minutes before the session starts. If they do not see the email in their inbox, they should check their Spam folder.

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If you need additional help or guidance, please reach out to your CTE Teacher or Mr. Taylor as soon as possible.

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The Verification Appointment

Students will schedule their own individual verification appointments.

Students may sign up for a single slot using any of the Calendly links on the right--depending on their availability.

All verifications are now virtual, held using either Zoom, MS Teams, or Google Meet. Your Borough Support Manager will let you and your students know which platform they will be using in the confirmation email.

Students must include email addresses for both their parent or guardian, and their Work Based Learning Coordinator when scheduling a Verification Session.

Both the Parent and the Coordinator will be copied on the Verification invitation, ensuring that the parent/guardian is aware that video will be used for the verification, though their presence is NOT required.

Important Notes

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Be sure to complete all of the pre-appointment tasks prior to scheduling your Verification session.

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If you need additional help or guidance, please reach out to your CTE Teacher or Mr. Taylor as soon as possible.

Calendly Links

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Attendance, Punctuality & Cancellations

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It is the student's responsibility to be prepared and on time for their verification session.

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Students who do not have all their documents with them at the time of the verification session must reschedule.

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If the student misses the verification session, both the parent/guardian and the WBL coordinator will be notified.

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If the student is late or misses a session twice, they will no longer be allowed to be verified on their own, and must make arrangements with their WBL Coordinator for another appointment, at which the coordinator will be present.

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If the student needs to cancel the session, for any reason, they must do so at least 24 hours prior to the session.

Working Papers Documents Hub

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Process Overview

Here's a quick look at what you have to do to successfully obtain your working papers. Read through the information carefully. Make special note of what is optional vs required.

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Required Forms

You are required to complete both AT-17 and AT-16. Signatures from your parent/guardian, healthcare provider and school official are also required on these forms.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Check out some responses to popular queries. If you still need further assistance reach out to your CTE teacher or Mr. Taylor for help.

Available Opportunities

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STEAM Continuing Education Program

Westinghouse alumni and family members are encourage to take advantage of this opportunity.

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AMTRAK Futures

Seniors are encouraged to research the opportunities available with AMTRAK. Scan the QR code on the document for more info.

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nPower Start a Career in Tech Program

Graduating seniors interested in IT careers are encouraged to evaluate and consider taking advantage of this opportunity.

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Summer 2023 Student Historian Internship

Student Historian interns are high school-aged students who conduct exciting research.

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STEAM Continuing Education Program

Westinghouse alumni and family members are encourage to take advantage of this opportunity.

image of the letter i over papers
AMTRAK Futures

Seniors are encouraged to research the opportunities available with AMTRAK. Scan the QR code on the document for more info.

image of the letter i over papers
nPower Start a Career in Tech Program

Graduating seniors interested in IT careers are encouraged to evaluate and consider taking advantage of this opportunity.

image of the letter i over papers
Summer 2023 Student Historian Internship

Student Historian interns are high school-aged students who conduct exciting research.

Learning Center

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STEAM Continuing Education Program

Westinghouse alumni and family members are encourage to take advantage of this opportunity.

image of the letter i over papers
AMTRAK Futures

Seniors are encouraged to research the opportunities available with AMTRAK. Scan the QR code on the document for more info.

image of the letter i over papers
nPower Start a Career in Tech Program

Graduating seniors interested in IT careers are encouraged to evaluate and consider taking advantage of this opportunity.

image of the letter i over papers
Summer 2023 Student Historian Internship

Student Historian interns are high school-aged students who conduct exciting research.

image of the letter i over papers
STEAM Continuing Education Program

Westinghouse alumni and family members are encourage to take advantage of this opportunity.

image of the letter i over papers
AMTRAK Futures

Seniors are encouraged to research the opportunities available with AMTRAK. Scan the QR code on the document for more info.

image of the letter i over papers
nPower Start a Career in Tech Program

Graduating seniors interested in IT careers are encouraged to evaluate and consider taking advantage of this opportunity.

image of the letter i over papers
Summer 2023 Student Historian Internship

Student Historian interns are high school-aged students who conduct exciting research.