The two-year program offers a rigorous high school and college level of study that pairs hands-on learning in a real world setting at WCNY, Central New York’s public media organization. WCNY’s Broadcast and Education Center serves as a 21st century classroom for students under the instructional guidance of OCM BOCES, Onondaga Community College and WCNY professionals. In this course, students work alongside WCNY staff on projects across TV, social media, radio, web and print platforms, learning firsthand the fundamentals of the work of broadcast media, marketing and communications.
|L-R: Kristin Rogers, Alizabeth Knout, Hunter Moore (not pictured: Kimberly Cusson)|
“The awards are intended to increase the quality and effectiveness of school/business partnership activity in the CNY region in order to enhance the career preparation of our students," says PEB Executive Director Joe Vargo. "At the same time, the awards provide an opportunity to recognize the level of commitment that many schools and businesses share for the benefit of youth in our community."
PEB’s Partnership of the Year Award has been a traditional part of PEB’s awards for more than 20 years. PEB was incorporated as a non-profit organization in 1993, one of its original programs was the “Adopt-a-School” program—a partnership between local businesses and organizations and schools within the Syracuse City School District. For more information about PEB, visit their website, macny.org/partnersforeducationbusiness.aspx. For more information about OCM BOCES, visit ocmboces.org.