Help you establish a viable, sustainable transition curriculum through:
- Improved understanding of the development, implementation, and maintenance of a career exploration curriculum;
- Identification of key influencers and concerns related to group work in the school setting; and
- Honing the focus of the collaborative team, including interest identification, job exploration, work-based learning experiences, workplace readiness, self-advocacy skills, and the need for a shared language among the individuals and agencies involved.
Current opinion holds that the average number of jobs held in one’s lifetime will be 7 or greater. If the transitioning student can choose early jobs based on meaningful criteria, the career path will have increased meaning for that individual.
Designed in response to CRC (Certified Rehabilitation Counselor) concerns about students' transitions and fueled by the focus that WIOA (Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act) brings to encourage group work and Pre-Employment Services, this course is based on an optimal existing curriculum for student career exploration with a clear understanding of next steps when the real work begins.
Working with groups of students can save you time; working with school staff can also yield more assessment information than simply working alone. Through analyzing the elements associated with creating a sustainable career exploration workshop curriculum, you will:
- Create a plan for your own transition curriculum;
- Learn how to expand a successful group approach to multiple groups and/or multiple schools;
- Reflect on how school schedules may result in meeting outside the normal school day; and
- Receive advice for working with the student who may never find meaningful employment.
Christopher B. Bean, MA, CRC (click here for Chris Bean's bio)
At the end of this course, there will be a final examination. Once successfully completed, CE credit will be awarded.
IF YOU LIKE THIS COURSE, YOU SHOULD ALSO TAKE:
- Ethics: Transition-aged Youth with Disabilities
- Ethics: Students with Disabilities
- Employer Engagement
- Job Placement Provision: Key Factors and Challenges
- Motivational Interviewing and Individual Placement and Support Tools
- Principles of Case Management in the State/Federal Vocational Rehabilitation Setting
- TBI: Optimizing Vocational Rehabilitation through Recreation and Leisure
- Vocational Rehabilitation Case Management Issues and Strategies