• The Wellsville Workforce Initiative is a grant funded program that is allowing Wellsville Central School to build an educational infrastructure within the school to provide students with disabilities the opportunity to obtain a Career Development and Occupational Studies (CDOS) Commencement Credential as an addition to a Regents or Local Diploma, or as a standalone credential.  Beginning with the 2015/2016 school year, The New York State Board of Regents made it mandatory that all publicly funded schools in New York State make the CDOS Credential available to students with a disability.  
    The CDOS Credential is awarded, upon exiting high school, to students who have completed specific courses of study, demonstrated competency at the commencement level of the CDOS learning standards, participated in career planning, career preparation, work-based learning, and have an employability profile showing readiness for entry-level employment.   
    In short, students will be receiving life skills and job skills training in addition to their general education academics, which will prepare them for their next opportunity in life, whether that be college or entering the workforce.    


  • Mary VanEtten                Director of Special Education/Student Services   
    Bill Tompkins                 School-to-Work Transition Coordinator  
    Kerry Kane                      Job Coach  
    Meghan Stonemetz       Clerical Assistant 
  • The CDOS Learning Standards can be found at 
    Guidance included on this website includes key ideas, performance indicators describing expectations for students and sample tasks suggesting evidence of progress toward the standards.
    The Career Development and Occupational Studies (CDOS) Resource Guide with Core Curriculum is a companion document to the CDOS learning standards that provides information on the core content for each learning standard and career major, including teacher-developed classroom activities that help students achieve the CDOS learning standards
    Evidence of Attainment of the Commencement Level Career Development and Occupational Studies (CDOS) Learning Standards
    This form can be used to assist in documenting evidence of a student's attainment of the commencement level CDOS learning standards as demonstrated in coursework and work-based learning experiences in which the student participated over the course of high school.
    Examples of Infusing Secondary Transition Skills into College and Career Ready Standards in English Language Arts and Mathematics
    Tables of examples of activities that are focused on transition-related skills (e.g., self-advocacy, self-management, knowledge of career options, job-specific skills) connected to specific ELA and Math standards from the Common Core State Standards.
    NYS Employability Profile -- CDOS Credential
    CDOS Career Plan