Do we need to have a certified work-based learning coordinator for program approval?
Yes, all NYCDOE CTE programs of study are required to have a certified work-based learning coordinator, who is CTE certified and who holds the Coordinator of Work-based Learning Programs for Career Development Extension. This is required because all NYSED approved CTE programs are required to provide access to off-site learning opportunities. The NYCDOE maintains this requirement to ensure the safety and protection of the student and employer. The work-based learning coordinator ensures students are supervised while on site and have been prepared with training in workplace safety in accordance with the Department of Labor regulations. WBL coordinators also make sure that employers are in compliance with the laws governing the employment of minors.