Career Pathways I & II

Career Pathways I & II

Instructor: Mercedes Morales

PLACEMENT

Grade Levels: 9th - 10th Grades

Age Levels: 14 - 21 Years of Age  

Students are recommended for this program by their district’s Committee on Special Education. 

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

This is a custom designed, multi-year, vocational program for special needs students between the ages of 14 and 21 who are either at risk of dropping out of school or have been unsuccessful in traditional academic or vocational classes.  First and second year students will be actively involved in a variety of career modules that will provide pre-vocational training, critical thinking skills, job training, and other fundamental life skills.  This is a half-day program which can be combined with another Innovative Program or with a school district based program. 

        CAREER PATHWAYS II

CAREER PATHWAYS I     SCHOOL TO WORK 

• Shop Safety and Using the Shop

Hand Tools, Power Tools, Router, Chop Saw,

Language and Vocabulary, Measurement, Projects 

• Kitchen Safety and Using the Kitchen

Language and Vocabulary, Knowing and Using Equipment Safely, Measurement, Projects (Seasonal) 

• Landscaping and Maintenance

Language and Vocabulary, Knowing and Using Equipment Safely, Projects, Garden  Maintenance, Storm Clean-up 

• Running a Small Business

Language and Vocabulary, Needs, Location, Stock, Inventory, Tools, Expenses, Create Samples, Advertise, Take Orders, Fill Orders, Collect Money 

• Sewing

Language and Vocabulary, Knowing and Using Equipment Safely, Projects, Career Opportunities 

• Auto Body

Language and Vocabulary, Knowing and Using Equipment Safely, Projects, Career Opportunities 

• Small Engine Maintenance and Repair

Language and Vocabulary, Knowing and Using Equipment Safely, Projects, Career Opportunities

• Work Based Learning

Making the Transition from School to Work,

Understanding Work Based Learning, What                 Your Employer Expects  

• Skills for Success

Teamwork and Problem Solving Skills,                         Communicating on the Job, Math in the                        Workplace 

• Career Planning

Learning About Yourself, Learning About                      Careers, Researching Careers, Making Career            Decisions 

• The Job Hunt

Applying for Jobs, Interviewing for Jobs, Computer and Internet Skills, Looking Good on the Job, Safety on the Job, Leadership and Group Dynamics