Corcoran High School to Launch Inaugural Work Based Learning Program

Corcoran High School will host award-winning landscaper Steve Hadley for a campus cleanup event on May 4th. The event will serve as the launch of the high school’s inaugural work based learning program, called Project Bloom.

Project Bloom is part of Corcoran’s newly established Work Based Learning program, which will allow students to gain experience through on-campus work projects.  The Work Based learning team, dubbed S.P.U. (Special Projects Unit), will expose Corcoran students to the world of work, career exploration and valuable job readiness for future community employment.

Students who participate in Work Based Learning at Corcoran will leave the program with a portfolio of actual work experience and employer references to use to gain meaningful employment of their choice.  Work Based Learning will provide the work experience that so many high school students desperately need to obtain their first full-time or part-time job.

The event, will take place at Corcoran High School (919 Glenwood Ave.) on Friday, May 4 from 9 am to noon. The full itinerary is as follows:

9 am – Hadley’s Landscaping to give lesson on landscaping to Corcoran students

10 am – Hadley’s Landscaping crew and Corcoran Work-Based Learning students will beautify the Corcoran Cougar statue and surrounding area

11 am – Hadley’s Landscaping crew and Corcoran Work-Based Learning students will beautify the Ted Grace Reading Grove

Noon – Lunch for Hadley’s Landscaping crew and Corcoran Work-Based Learning students

Other partners in the Corcoran Work Based Learning program include Upstate Freshwater Institute and Van Derhoof Roofing. Both companies will be providing work experience projects for Corcoran students. The Corcoran Work Based Learning team is currently negotiating with other local companies to expand students’ work experiences in the fields of welding, food service and roofing construction.

Any local businesses looking to become involved in Work Based Learning at Corcoran should contact Jen Tarolli at Jtarolli@scsd.us or Matt Caron at Mcaron@scsd.us.