The job training program provides assistance and training to students who require intensive support in order to transition from school to the work environment. The goal is to help students obtain and maintain competitive or supported employment through individualized and community-based training, collaborating with business partners and developing a support network.
The primary learning environment for the students in the Job Training program is the Springfield community where students are provided with hands-on training in the established worksites. The students learn a variety of job skills in a variety of settings. One day per week is spent in the classroom to address job seeking and job maintenance skills. During the second year of the program, students work in competitive community employment or participate in additional training at the worksites with a goal of securing employment prior to graduation.
- To develop the unique talents of students with disabilities by providing opportunities to acquire the skills, knowledge, and attitudes necessary to be employed in a changing world through the establishment of employment partnerships and support services.
- To match a student’s abilities and interests with the needs of an employer and provide the necessary supports to ensure that the student can be successful in the work environment
Course Topics include
- Social skills
- Worksite safety procedures
- Job seeking and job maintaining skills
- Personal hygiene
- Work ethic
- Time management
- Employment-related vocabulary
- Completing multi-step tasks independently
- Basic nutrition and preparation of simple meals