Welcome to the Wayne-Finger Lakes BOCES Career Development and Occupational Studies Webpage!

Businesses/ Community

Services Available to Businesses:


Pre-Screened pool of qualified applicants

Pre-employment skills training

Identification of labor needs

Human Resource Consulting

Comprehensive, on-going technical assistance

Consulting on job descriptions and performance evaluations

Career Counseling

Training for staff on how to work with diverse employees

Assistance with accommodations

Employment Services

Identification of job functions

Position restructuring

On the Job Training assistance

Post-hire follow up services

Benefits of our services:

Reduced hiring costs

Reduced advertising costs

Save recruitment time and money

Free consulting services

Connections to the community

Positive community image and increased public relations

Creative Problem-solving techniques

Efficiency Evaluations

Candidate Screening

Contact information:

Jeremy Hughes- Work-Based Learning Coordinator

Work Cell Number: 315-573-1854

Program Phone Number: 315-548-5672

Location: 3 N. Newark Street

Phelps, NY 14532

Our Partners

Tops Friendly Markets- Clifton Springs

Phelps Community Center- Phelps

Partnership for Ontario County- Canandaigua

Children's Advocacy Center- Ontario County- Canandaigua

Vision KIA- Canandaigua

Vision Nissan- Canandaigua

Winged Pheasant Golf Course- Shortsville

Habitat for Humanity- Canandaigua

Newark Education Center- Newark

WayneCAP- Huron Head Start- Huron

Cracker Box Palace at Alesa Farms- Sodus Bay

Fresh Ayre Farms- Shortsville

Vienna Gardens Senior Living Community- Phelps

Nima's Pizzeria- Clifton Springs

Phelps Volunteer Fire Department- Phelps

Phelps Mercantile- Phelps

Red Jacket Education Center- Shortsville

SeasonAll Automotive- Newark

Village of Newark Department of Public Works- Newark

Yates County Workforce Development- Penn Yan

Newark Food Closet- Newark

School Districts

Services provided by Wayne-Finger Lakes BOCES to School Districts:

  • Person Centered Planning for students
  • Work-Based Learning Placement for students
  • In-district supports for students on work-based learning sites
  • Staff training and program consultation related to:
    • CDOS Regulation and Documentation
    • Job Coaching
    • Work-Based Learning Regulations
    • Creating Work-Based Learning Experiences
    • How to conduct Person Centered Planning

Links and Resources Related to the CDOS Work_Readiness Credential

CDOS Learning Standards

Employability Profile

Career Plan

June 2016 Field Memo

Families/ Students

This section is dedicated to assist students and families to connect with Support Services that may be available to them within their community.

Career Development and Occupational Studies (CDOS) Work Readiness Credential

What is it?

This credential recognizes each individual student’s preparation and skills for post-school employment.

Effective transition planning and services for students with disabilities includes appropriate assessment of

  • a student’s needs, preferences, strengths and skills
  • realistic identification of post-secondary goals
  • development of an infrastructure to support instruction in the CDOS learning standards
  • participation in career exploration and work and community-based learning experience
  • increased opportunities for students to earn a diploma
  • collaboration among regional partners responsible for the transition process and early referral to adult agencies.

The establishment of a Regents-endorsed graduation credential that recognizes the accomplishments of students in these areas emphasizes the importance of this instruction for schools, helps to focus student commitment to career exploration and development, and provides potential employers with documentation on which students are exiting school with demonstrated knowledge and experience for entry-level employment.


  • at least 216 documented hours of Career and Technical Education Coursework AND/OR Work-Based Learning Experiences
    • a minimum of 54 hours MUST BE completed as Work-Based Learning Experiences
  • Completion of an annual Career Plan
  • Completion of an Employability Profile
    • Students must exhibit mastery of the identified skill areas

How do students meet these requirements?

  • Developing Career Readiness and Social Skills

Through individualized curriculum and work experiences students develop the skills necessary for successful employment post-graduation

  • Work-Based Learning Experiences

Students are supported in a variety of approved work-based learning experiences that allow real world skill application