Career Readiness

  • A strong education will prepare you with the knowledge, skills, and character for success in the working world. Take advantage of the many resources East has to help prepare you for the working world.

  • Contact:

    Mariel Spano
    Work-based Learning Coordinator

  • Career and Technical Education Pathways

    East has six Career and Technical Education (CTE) pathways scholars can enroll in beginning in their 9th grade: culinary, optics, vision care, teaching & learning, information technology, and biomedical & laboratory sciences. Each of these pathways offers authentic, life-long skills in that field. Scholars are encouraged to continue taking classes in the same pathway until they graduate, at which point they could receive a special CTE certificate on their diploma. Upon graduation, they will have marketable skills for use in college or the working world.

  • Work-Based Learning

    East has work-based learning opportunities which are structured experiences between East and local employers. Scholars can participate in several work-based learning opportunities, some of which are paid and/or credit-bearing, for scholars to gain marketable skills while still enrolled in school.

  • Work Permit

    If you're age 14-17, you need a work permit in order to work in New York State. Your work permit verifies to employers that you are of a certain age and eligible to do certain work. To get your work permit, apply through East's Main Office or call (585) 288-3130.

  • Naviance

    All East scholars have access to Naviance, a college and career readiness program that aligns scholar strengths and interests with postsecondary options. Be sure to stay up-to-date with your Naviance profile and work with your counselor to prepare today for tomorrow's opportunities.

  • Resume, Cover Letter, and Interview Skills

    Applying for a job almost always means submitting a resume and cover letter and doing and interview. You should be familiar with all three so you can efficiently apply for job opportunities and stand out throughout the application process.

  • Jobs, Internship, and Training Opportunities

    There are many job, internship, and training opportunities available for scholars and recent graduates. Whether you want to work part time during school, as much as you can over the summer, or full time after graduation, check for job postings to see available opportunities.