N.Y. Education Law Section 3602-D
Work-prep education program


Legislative findings. The legislature recognizes that rapid technological advances and global economic competition demand increased levels of skilled career education preparation and readiness on the part of youths entering the workforce. Effective strategies reaching beyond the boundaries of traditional schooling are necessary to provide early and sustained intervention by parents, teachers, and educational institutions in the lives of students. The establishment of a work-prep education program requiring systematic career education articulation agreements between secondary schools and post-secondary educational institutions is such a strategy. Youths participating in this program will develop the skills in liberal arts, basic academics, including literacy instruction, and career fields necessary to acquire an associate degree or certificate increasingly required for positions in the workforce.


Definitions. As used in this section:


“Articulation agreement” shall mean a commitment between secondary and post-secondary institutions to a program designed to provide students with a non-duplicative sequence of courses leading to competencies, as demonstrated by an associate degree or certificate, in an occupationally oriented field.


“Disadvantaged” shall mean individuals (other than handicapped individuals) who have economic or academic disadvantages and who require special services and assistance in order to enable them to succeed in work-prep programs. Such term includes individuals who are: members of economically disadvantaged families as set forth in regulations promulgated by the department pursuant to sections sixty-four hundred fifty-one and sixty-four hundred fifty-two of this chapter or as set forth in the Federal Job Training Partnership Act of nineteen hundred eighty-two (PL 97-300) (29 U.S.C.A. § 1501 et seq.); migrants; English language learners; and individuals who are identified as potential dropouts from secondary school.


“Work-prep education program” shall mean a combined secondary and post-secondary program which: leads to an associate degree or certificate; provides preparation and establishes competencies in an occupationally oriented field; and leads to employment.


“Occupationally oriented field” shall mean applied science, engineering, health sciences, mechanical or industrial arts, and/or home economics. 3

Source: Section 3602-D — Work-prep education program, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/EDN/3602-D (updated Jul. 12, 2019; accessed Dec. 2, 2023).

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Apportionment of public moneys to school districts employing eight or more teachers
Apportionment of moneys to school districts employing fewer than eight teachers
Apportionment of moneys to school districts for the provision of services to pupils attending nonpublic schools
Work-prep education program
Universal prekindergarten program
Statewide universal full-day pre-kindergarten program
Apportionment of moneys to school districts that result from the partitioning of territory and formation of new school districts by distr...
Conditions under which districts are entitled to apportionment
Nonresident academic attendance
Manner of payment of moneys apportioned
Certificate of apportionment by commissioner of education
Moneys apportioned, when and how payable commencing July first, two thousand seven
Moneys apportioned for students with disabilities, when and how payable
Moneys apportioned for board of cooperative educational services aidable expenditures when and how payable commencing July first, two tho...
School tax relief aid, when and how payable commencing July first, nineteen hundred ninety-eight
Moneys apportioned to school districts for lottery grants pursuant to subparagraph two-a of paragraph b of subdivision four of section ni...
Moneys apportioned to school districts for reimbursement of article twenty-three of the tax law payments commencing in the 2009-2010 scho...
Moneys apportioned to school districts for commercial gaming grants pursuant to subdivision six of section ninety-seven-nnnn of the state...
Apportionment for apprenticeship training
Racial and cultural awareness fund
Teachers of tomorrow teacher recruitment and retention program
School district reorganizations and real property tax rates
Statement of the total funding allocation

Dec. 2, 2023

Last modified:
Jul. 12, 2019

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