Our fall, 2016-17 Membership Drive is now in progress.  Last year we had over 200 members.  Our goal is to continue to grow our members.    

We welcome all those professionals who are involved with work-based learning activities to become an active member of WECA.  Click here to join.     

MaryPat Grafstein, President, Work-based Learning Coordinator, Smithtown Central School District, Smithtown, NY.  mgrafstein@smithtown.k12.ny.us   

WECA Dues:
  • $45.00  Practicing Coordinators  Sign up before November 1st and get your membership for $35.
  • $25.00  WECA Supporters
  • $25.00  Students enrolled in WBL classes.
  • $100.00  Corporate Sponsors
  • Honorary/Retiree/WECA Ambassador - no charge.

Membership Questions?  

Contact Diane Nelson, our State Treasurer. 
Western Suffolk BOCES/Commack High School.  dnelson@commack.k12.ny.us

Welcome to our new WECA website.  
We will be improving upon the site every day.   


New WECA Website:  www.nysweca.org
Our Mission
WECA promotes work-based learning programs for all students under the auspices of the New York State Education 
Department and the Career Development and Occupational Standards (CDOS).  
Our members comprise a wide range of school and business professionals who work collaboratively to engage students in relevant, "real world" learning opportunities ranging from career awareness to career exploration and career development.  We welcome all those individuals who have an interest in quality work-based learning programs to join us.

Why Join WECA?
  • Access to regional meetings around the stare for you to network with other coordinators.
  • Access to the latest news about work-based learning programs and latest state regulations.
  • Reduced fees for annual conference.
  • Resources periodically emailed to all paid members.
  • Representation of your profession with the state education department, the department of labor, the NYS State United Teachers, NY Council on Safety and Health Issues, and all the professional associations in New York State.

Jeanine M. Gallina, 1st Vice President of WECA, WEMOCO Career & Technical Education Center, Monroe #2 BOCES, Spencerport, NY

"Your WECA  organization is here to make you a
successful Work-Based Learning Coordinator.
Use this professional association to obtain the resources you need.   Participate at your local regional meeting.  Attend our yearly conference.  This is your career.  Make it happen!"

Carol Siegel, 
NYS WECA Secretary and LI WECA President.
Island Trees High School
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