The Work Adjustment and Assessment Program provides vocational assessment and work experience opportunities for students enrolled in the Lifeskills (Intensive Academic Support) Program. Students receive individualized vocational evaluations that provide information for educational, vocational, and transition planning. Students are evaluated and observed by using hands-on tasks that assess attention, coordination, ability to follow verbal and written directions, response to supervision, and learning style. Students are then trained in work-related skills to prepare them for successful job placements in the community. Students experience real employment conditions where they can improve or learn positive work-related attitudes, skills, and behaviors.
The VOICE Program (Vocational Opportunities In Community Experiences) is designed for students in the Lifeskills (Intensive Academic Support) Program who are 18-21 years of age and provides comprehensive instruction and vocational experiences to prepare students for adult life. Curriculum focuses on vocational training at community work experience sites, use of public transportation, self-advocacy, use of community recreation facilities, personal life management, and post-secondary educational opportunities. Students also receive assistance in career exploration, job search, job applications, and interviewing skills.