SLL BOCES is offering the first Apprenticeship Program for Direct Support Professionals in NYS. We are currently in the second year of this program with two sets of students, one in their first year and the other in their second year of the program.
Below are quotes from students in this program:
“I love the challenge,” John Gammon said. “There hasn’t been anything about this program I haven’t absolutely loved. It’s been an incredible thing watching us all learn how to learn again.”
“I wanted to quit on the first day,” said Patrick Flagg. “But after I thought about it, I wanted to continue on and become an example for my daughter to show her not to quit when things get tough.”
Patricia Amo recalls crying and debating the same thing.
“I cried on the first day, but as the class progressed my self-esteem improved and I realized that I could do it,” she said.
Read more about the program and these students here: