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Niskayuna Schools > News

June 17, 2016 

Student Work Program: A community effort with a tradition of success

picture from Student Work Program breakfast

another great year celebrated at appreciation breakfast

On Tuesday, June 7, the Niskayuna Student Work program celebrated another successful year by thanking the program partners, job coaches, and teachers who have become professional contacts, references, mentors, prospective employers and friends. The appreciation breakfast at the District Office is an annual tradition, and provides an opportunity for the students to say thank you to the many businesses, community and district partners they work with throughout the year.

The breakfast also celebrates all that students have accomplished this year through this unique program that prepares students in grades 9-12 for a career through pre-vocational, real-world training and work experience at the various in-district and community sites. They have worked in grocery stores, daycares, school libraries, all while attending classes and learning job readiness skills like interviewing and developing a resume.

The program grew this year to include 17 work sites and another 20-plus activities and events.
It is coordinated by high school teacher John Leclerc.

At the breakfast, students debuted a video that documented the year. They shared their favorite parts of the year and talked about their future aspirations, including attending college, continuing to work on the skills that will be valuable in the workplace and getting a paying job at places such as a grocery store or a restaurant.

Scroll down for more photos from this year's breakfast...

 

Thank you to our Job Site and Student Activity Partners!

High School Science (Greenhouse with Mr. Jennings Niskayuna Day Care Schenectady County Public Library - Niskayuna Branch
Hillside Library Marshall's High School Store
Niskayuna Price Chopper Starbucks TD Bank
Northeast Regional Food Bank Ingersoll Place Niskayuna Co-Op
Puzzles Cafe Schenectady County Community College Niskayuna Transportation Department
Proctors Theatre and Cafe Tri-City Valleycats ShopRite
Shop Rite High School Cafeteria Boulevard Bowl
District Print Shop Niskayuna Town Hall Mohawk Commons
miSci Schenectady Central Park Saratoga Springs
High School TV Studio Five Rivers Environmental Center Thatcher Park
City Mission Scotia-Glenville and Shaker (at Siena) Student Work Programs Smashburger
YMCA of Downtosn Schenectady Crossgates Mall Lansing Farm

 

Special thanks to Stewart's Shops, Niskayuna PTO and the Niskayuna Community Foundation for grant funding that makes many of the above activities possible, and ShopRite for providing the breakfast for the June 7 appreciation event.

 

Pictures from the June 2016 Appreciation Breakfast

picture from the Student Work Program Breakfast  picture from the Breakfast

 

picture from the Student Work Program Breakfast  picture from the Student Work Program Breakfast

 

picture from the Student Work Program Breakfast  picture from the Student Work Program Breakfast

 

picture from the Student Work Program Breakfast  picture from the Student Work Program Breakfast

 

picture from the Student Work Program Breakfast  picture from the Student Work Program Breakfast

 

picture from the Student Work Program Breakfast  picture from the Student Work Program Breakfast

 

picture from the Student Work Program Breakfast  picture from the Student Work Program Breakfast

 

picture from the Student Work Program Breakfast