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Missouri School District Ensures Workplace Success: Starts Transition in Middle School

Missouri School District Ensures Workplace Success: Starts Transition Early and Culminates with Innovative “Job in the Lab” Program! Dawn Hesse, a Transition Coordinator for the Francis Howell School District in Saint Charles, Missouri, believes career exploration and job skills training … Read More

Hands-On Curriculum Motivates Adult Students with Special Needs to Learn, Grow and Communicate

Philadelphia Student Growers Talk about Their Hands-On Career Education Experience. Adult student participates in greenhouse transition program at MLK Each summer, something extraordinary happens on the campus of the Martin Luther King High School in Philadelphia, PA. Young adult students, … Read More

School to Business Partnerships Prepare Students with Special Needs for Jobs

  For ten years, Betsy Gentry worked as a Transition Coordinator in the Special Education Department of the Bradley County School District in Cleveland, TN. Because of her insight and the support of local businesses, many high school students with … Read More

Employer Appreciates Job Readiness Skills!

Mike Way, Warehouse and Donations Manager at Resource Depot, a nonprofit organization in Florida, talks about his company’s employment of students with special challenges. Mike says he appreciates his new employee, Ryan and his quick grasp of his job responsibilities.  … Read More

Fear of Failure Gone For Student At-Risk. Javier Has Firefighter Dreams!

Javier West, once a student at risk,  no longer fears failure at his job or about his future.  Javier has learned exceptional multitasking skills and uses them every day at his job as a shop floor assistant at the Tommy … Read More

Adaptive Curriculum Game-Changer for Students with Autism

When Pam Roth met Theresa Cortney, a Transition and Employment Specialist for Klein ISD, Houston, Texas, she was concerned about her son’s future. Cory has intellectual delays. In middle school, his teachers saw his aptitude decline. Mrs. Roth knew that … Read More

Resource Depot Helps Schools and Students Be Career Ready!

Mike, a Florida businessman, who manages the warehouse at Resource Depot, describes the cooperative relationship his company has with Believers Academy, a local charter school, to employ students with special needs.  Project Discovery curriculum prepared these students to be career … Read More

Students Need Job Shadow Options

        Brandon Glende, senior at Warren Township High School, spent a recent Friday morning at McClure’s Garage with Jack Fallos, McClure’s manager, learning how to build small engines on snowblowers. Glende was given the opportunity to have … Read More

CASE for Hands-On Learning

CASE for Hands-On Learning Project Discovery career education transition curriculum has job tools, hands-on lessons, activities, academic and performance benchmark data. This flexible and adaptable curriculum will support your career education, workforce readiness, transition, dropout prevention, and special education programs … Read More