Work-Based Learning Experiences
Participants will spend at least ten hours each week at a worksite through weeks two, three and four of the program. Prior to placing students at a workplace, we will evaluate the student's aptitude and interest for the type of position each business has available.
The business partner's on site mentor will work closely with a VIP job coach to develop a work plan based on the requirements of the job and the abilities of the participant.
VIP business partners are dedicated to providing participants with a meaningful, educational and vocational experiences so students will develop a skill set they can carry into future employment opportunities.
Through work, academic and life skills experiences, students will hone transferable skills such as communication, troubleshooting, independent-thinking, responsibility, adaptability, coping and problem-solving.
Week 1: Campus-based and community-based
Week 2: Campus-based and 10-12 hours at worksite with job coach
Week 3: 10-12 hours at worksite with job coach and transition to Independent Living Residency
Week 4: Independent Living Residency and 20-25 hours at worksite