Career Pathways III & IV

Career Pathways III & IV

Instructor: Mercedes Morales

PLACEMENT

Grade Levels: 10th - 12th Grades

Age Levels: 16 - 21 Years of Age  

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

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

This program is designed for 11th and 12th grade students who have received pre-vocational training in Career Pathways I & II.  Students will receive extensive on-the-job training at various job sites within the local communities plus classroom instruction focused on transitioning from school to the world of work.  This is a half-day program which can be combined with another Innovative Program or with a school district based program.  Special features of Career Pathways III & IV include: 

Job Coaches - provide job and task analysis for students throughout their work placement in the community.. 

Transition Work Study Coordination - The teacher develops appropriate job sites for students.  In addition, he is responsible for facilitating the development of transition plans for students. 

A Vocational Assessment Specialist - provides Level II Assessments for all students in the program.  The specialist furnishes valuable information regarding students’ strengths and weaknesses in vocational areas and is helpful in developing students’ transition plans. 

CAREER PATHWAYS III     CAREER PATHWAYS IV 

• The Job Hunt

   Applying for Jobs;  Interviewing for Jobs

• Job Satisfaction

   Succeeding on the Job; Diversity and Rights in the Workplace

• Managing Your Income

   Understanding Income and Taxes; Using Credit;  Banking, Saving, and Investing; Insurance; Managing Family, Work, and Citizenship Roles 

• Employment

   Interest Surveys, Specific Skill Development (relative to individual interests), Awareness of Available Employment in the Community, Attend Job/Career Day, Develop Employability Skills, Interactive Community Work Experiences, Introduction to Community Business, Policies and Procedures, Develop Career Portfolio 

• Residential

   Explore Various Types of Living Arrangements;

   Introduction to Agencies which provide supportive Living Services, Develop Action Plans for Future Living 

• Independent Living

   Identify Personal Needs Related to Independent Living, Self Help Skills, Communication, Housekeeping Skills, Health and Nutrition, Community Awareness, Accessing and Utilizing Community Services, Citizenship, Anger             Management/Coping Skills/Decision Making, Training 

• Transportation

   Understanding and Utilizing Local Public Transportation, Review Permit/License Requirements, Review Financial Responsibilities Involved with Personal Transportation 

• Financial    Budgeting, Banking, Money Management, Financial Institutions, Reading & Understanding Pay Stubs, Benefits