Tag: <span>Job Ready</span>

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But What If I Do Not Like This Internship?  

It is important to identify what careers students have an interest in before committing them to an internship that they have no interest in whatsoever. Ideally, students should be allowed to explore a variety of careers before going on an internship and taking/securing a valuable spot that might better suit another student. Internships are great …

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Downs Syndrome Can’t Slow Down This College Grad

“Down syndrome is merely an obstacle, not an insurmountable barrier for Cameron” “Cameron knew forever and a day that she wanted a career in beauty, hair care and make-up.”  But Hair Care and Cosmetology are regulated industries, explains Dondie Roper, Program Director at the Arc Gateway of Pensacola’s Program for Adult Learning and Support (PALS). …

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Prepare Students with Disabilities for Opening Doors

According to a recent article in Disability Scoop “Corporate America is increasingly working to include people with disabilities with a new report finding that a growing number of companies are actively recruiting from this population. In a survey of 110 companies that collectively account for 5 percent of the nation’s workforce, 95 percent reported that they …

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Victoria Campbell Paves the Way for Pennsylvania Students to Become Job and Life Ready

          “Every one of my kids is walking out of my class with a resume.” Victoria Campbell, a Transition Coordinator at the Alleghany Intermediate Unit’s Sunrise School in Monroeville, PA, is opening doors for students with special needs through pre-employment transition services. By developing a strong partnership between the schools, Vocational Rehabilitation …

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WIOA Pre-ETS Solutions for Success

To address WIOA Pre-ETS requirements, classroom instruction that allows for exploration and skill development is essential in a student’s movement from school to the community.  Exploration needs to be varied and progressive – jobs and careers explored in the classroom need to relate to opportunities found in the greater community.  Instruction needs to be engaging …

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What is WIOA?

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) places a significant emphasis on the provision of services to youth with disabilities.  It emphasizes the need for youth with disabilities to have more opportunities to practice and improve their workplace skills, to consider their career interests and to get real world work experience. It also requires vocational …

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To Our Teachers: You Are Something Special

It’s Teacher Appreciation Week and Project Discovery sends applause and our “Thank You” from the heart to the diverse community of educators we serve and are inspired by throughout the year. You are creative, innovative and have the most passionate hearts for your students. For all of us, the greatest reward is seeing those students succeed. …

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Beyond Autism Awareness: Supporting Interests Brings a Wealth of Talent to the Workforce!

(http://steinhardt.nyu.edu/site/ataglance/files/2017/02/engineers.jpg) Research published in the Journal of Occupational Therapy in Mental Health, gives individuals with Autism and their supporters a new reason to celebrate bringing their talents to the workplace. Published in February 2017, new data suggests that, when supported, the strong interests of individuals with Autism may in the long term, develop into successful …

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