Designated Local Education Agency (DLEA)
The Designated Local Education Agency (DLEA) is the local regional center responsible for administering the related instruction for all apprenticeship programs in that region. One DLEA is appointed for each county in New York State. The Commissioner of the State Education Department appoints the DLEA. In most instances, a BOCES or vocational center has been appointed as the DLEA. The Superintendent (or administrator in charge) of each regional center then selects the specific person responsible for overseeing related instruction for a region.