- Workplace skills, which emphasize the key elements of being a good employee for all vocational opportunities
- Life skills, basic caregiving, self-care practices, or other enrichment topics as needed to build student success
- Functional academics, such as reading/writing and math skills are offered on an individual basis
- Students in the Academy may also participate in specialized program instruction in Warehouse Skills, Food Packaging and Safety
- All programs of study include learning labs and enrichment activities
- All students in the Academy will create a portfolio to outline their accomplishments and to provide information on what they would need to be successful in integrated community employment
- Cover letter
- Thank you letter
- Career plan
Student may also complete:
- A job shadow experience
- Community service
- Mock -interviews
- Other supervised work experience
- An individualized plan for short and long-term goals
What is the academic year like for the students?
The academy runs from September-May with special offerings during the summer
Summer Work Experience
The Summer Work Experience program is designed for students ages 18-21 who have a disability and depends on grant funding. This program offers training, work experience, and supervision in an integrated work environment. The goal of the program is to provide tools and information necessary for the students to take the next step on their individual employment path.
- Provides classroom training and ongoing support in essential job skills
- Matches students from the community with integrated work experiences in local businesses
- Gives students experience to build their resumes
- Gives employers an opportunity to learn and grow with the students
The Summer Work Experience program is a partnership with the Oregon Department of Education, Oregon Department of Human Services, and Pearl Buck Center.
To Learn More
Contact us to learn more about the Vocational Academy or the Summer Work Experience.