Career Connections - Linking students and work
Making the transition from being a high school student to being an employed adult is never easy. Career Connections works to ease this transition. Within the Occupational Course of Study program a student is supported in completing the required number of paid work hours needed to earn their diploma. The program is designed to maximize the student's chances of being employed in a job he/she likes by the time they earn their diploma.
Career Connections may provide any or all of the following services:
- Community Based Assessment of work skills and direction
- Individual career guidance and job exploration
- Job seeking skills assistance
- Job placement
- Job coaching
- Follow-up until the completion of their final year of school
- Access and supports in arranging for long-term follow-up when needed
Additional Student Supports
Students with more severe disabilities may participate first in a Vocational Evaluation to support themselves and their family in deciding if work is a long or short-term goal and if there are other options that suit them better. Some students participate in on-site training services as a part of their normal school day, receiving school credit for this time. Often these students and their families chose to continue in similar services such as Community Pathways.