Vocational Ed

The Vocational Education Program provides pre-employment training to all of our students and work experience (California Department of Education – Workability 1 Program) for students from ages 14 to 22, regardless of their specific level of capability. As a vital part of AchieveKids' curriculum, Vocational Education provides a positive, encouraging, and highly structured program affording students with opportunities to learn valuable work and life skills.

• COACHING FOR SUCCESS

Students work closely with a Job Coach on a new job. Their Job Coach trains them at the job-site, oftentimes working alongside the student with hands-on demonstrations. Once the student begins to learn the job, their Job Coach disengages.

• CAREER DEVELOPMENT & CAPABILITY

To ensure a greater level of success on the job, we strive to match the right position with the skills of a particular student. We offer volunteer positions on campus in addition to off-campus work.

• SKILLS FOR SPECIFIC SOCIAL SITUATIONS

Vocational Education gives students opportunities to develop core job skills that will help them interact with the typical workforce; develop social skills; learn independent living skills and simultaneously raise awareness of how people with disabilities can thrive in a work environment.