This course, a dedicated transition program, prepares students to negotiate between school, post-secondary education, employment, adult living, and living within their community. This course is the first step in formal career exploration within which a special educator provides learning opportunities to expand students’ awareness of their strengths, interests, and preferences in relation to post-secondary transition. Students will have opportunities to explore careers through hands on experiences within the classroom and the school community.
Career Internship Program 1
This is a dedicated transition program that prepares students to negotiate between school, post-secondary education, employment, adult living, and living within their community. Students enrolled in this course may do so for one or two periods within the school day. Students continue to evaluate their options for post-secondary transition through structured completion of: career and interest inventories, hands-on work in the CIP lab sites including: catering/cooking, retail sales, office occupations, imprinting, engraving, computer graphics, horticulture; and community experiences to explore college and career options. In addition, students will have opportunities to job sample within the school community in preparation for internships and employment within their local community.
Career Internship Program 2
This is a dedicated program that prepares students to negotiate between school, post-secondary education, employment, adult living, and living within their community. The Career Internship Program 2 is designed to assist students in preparing for the challenges they will face as individuals, consumers, employees and family members. The program includes opportunities to integrate academic skills with problem solving strategies while providing hands-on applications of these. The overall focus of the program is to facilitate transition into adult life. Students enrolled in this course may do so one or more periods within their school day. Teachers utilize a multi-disciplinary approach to prepare students for their post-secondary transition with the seven areas of transition as the structure by which students will achieve success. These include: exploration of college and educational options, adult living, daily living, related services, community experiences, employment, and functional vocational. Opportunities to continue work in the CIP lab, the school community, and the local community are provided to assist students in learning the skills necessary to navigate the work and/or school environment. This course provides daily opportunities for students to develop job appropriate behaviors while interacting with co-workers and supervisors.