Work Experience

Students achieving behavioral success while in school and demonstrating a desire to work will be exposed to vocational training both in the classroom and the community. For this reason, work skills and behaviors are supported by experiences that take the students into the community.

Work experience or work exploration is the next step on the continuum of vocational training experiences. These opportunities support the overall programs and services that are identified in a student's IEP goals and transition plan.

Students who participate in work experience are supervised by a job coach provided by Northwest Education Services. Training experiences allow for gains in self-confidence and assist the learner to know more about the world of work. Following the experience, a formal evaluation is performed, outlining areas of strength, weaknesses and other observations that will help the individual set goals for continued success.