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Work Based Learning




Ms. Zagada, WBL Coordinator

Voice: (718) 937-3010 ext. 4491

Location: 449 (outer office) Pds. 6-8

Send WBL questions + concerns to: [email protected] 

Book an appointment:

Resume Help + Working Paper Application & Assistance + Applying for school-year/summer internships + Job-Shadowing activities + Career Workshops + Mentorships 

Access all WBL internships, career readiness workshops, and after-school activities that can count towards your Work-Based Learning CTE hours by viewing it in the Work-Based Learning Google Classroom 

(i.e. WBL Class of 2023, WBL Class of 2024)


Don't see the class? Email Ms. Zagada if you need an invite to the WBL Google Classroom at [email protected] with your full name and OSIS number

Step 1: Gather the required ORIGINAL documents listed below:

  1. Form of Identification: Please bring ONE (1) of the following:
    • Birth Certificate with School ID
    • US Passport (not expired) 
    • Alien Card, Permanent Resident Card, Citizenship Papers
    • NYS Non-Driver's License or Learner's Permit 
  2. AT-17 Application for Employment Certificate ( Working Paper Application: AT17-0320Fillable.pdf): Parents/guardians and minors complete ONLY Part 1, signed by the student's parent/guardian and check one (1) box: Nonfactory Employment Certificate (14 or 15 years of age) OR Student General Employment Certificate (16 or 17 years of age).
  3. Doctor's Note/Physical Exam: Letter from doctor's office stating you are "fit to work" or your physical exam that has not been more than one (1) year old. This form can also be completed by your physician:
Step 2: Completed application and required original documents must be submitted to Room 104 (Main Office) to Ms. Kiana David-Roberts.
  • A social security number is not required to be issued working papers
  • You will need to complete the AT-17 application again if you need an updated working paper to reflect your age
  • If you completed a physical exam within the year (i.e. sports, annual check-up), it can be used to apply for your working paper
  • If your physical exam is past one year, you need to complete a physical exam again

  *Updated 1/30/2023

Required for students participating in paid internships.

  1. What is the I-9 Student Employment Verification?
    • The I-9 Verification process verifies a students' eligibility to work and receive wages from a paid internship by showing a list of acceptable, original documents requested.
  2. Is this required for every student to complete? 
    • No, only students that will be participating in a paid school-year and/or summer internship needs to complete the I-9 verification process. 
  3. I've already completed the I-9 verification, do I need to do it every year?
    • No, you only need to complete the I-9 verification only once in your high school career. If you have updated working papers to reflect your age, see Ms. Zagada. 
  4. What documents do I need to show to be I-9 verified? 
    • Students must complete Page 1 of the I-9 form (linked below) and acceptable documents from the list linked below (originals only - no photocopies)
  5. Is the I-9 verification completed in-person or virtually? 
    • Currently, the I-9 verification is being completed virtually. 
  6. How long does the I-9 verification process take? 
    • The process should take no more than 5 minutes to complete. 
  7. How do I setup an appointment to be I-9 verified?

Questions/Concerns? Contact Ms. Zagada [email protected]



The code to join is based on the year you will be graduating. 

Seniors - Class of 2023 WBL Code: @QTWBL2023

Juniors - Class of 2024 WBL Code: @QTWBL2024

> Sophomores - Class of 2025 WBL Code: @QTWBL2025

> Freshmen - Class of 2026 WBL Code: @QTWBL2026

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*Updated: 10/31/2022

To view your WBL hours and apply for paid internships:



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