“There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.” – Colin Powell
The work experience program is designed to help students develop work readiness and “the skills they will need to live, learn and earn within the community.” Essential 21st Century Skills emphasized include thinking creatively, working creatively with others, implementing innovations, reasoning effectively, using systems thinking, making judgments and decisions, solving problems, communicating clearly, and collaborating with others.
Student’s in the work experience program participate in a variety of in-house and community work experiences that best meets their skill level and work readiness level (simple to complex). Students must master basic work readiness skills of punctuality, following directions, task completion, accepting redirection and feedback, and working cooperatively with others before moving to a community work site where they will have the opportunity to apply the skills learned in class and during in-house work experience.