Career Exploration

1st Year ( 2 days per week) Helps students identify their interests and allows them to try out a number of job tasks.

  • Typically unpaid positions
  • Students explore a variety of jobs
  • Students hold 2 consecutive 2 day positions (Fall/Spring semesters)
  • Allows students to try out a number of job tasks
  • Helps students to identify their interests
  • Prepares students for Job Training (4 day) the following year

Job training

2nd year (4 days per week) Helps students learn appropriate job behavior and meet employer expectations in a paid job.

  • Typically unpaid positions
  • Students explore a variety of jobs
  • Students hold 2 consecutive 2 day positions (Fall/Spring semesters)
  • Allows students to try out a number of job tasks
  • Helps students to identify their interests
  • Prepares students for Job Training (4 day) the following year

Summer Job Club

(4 days - 6 week) Helps students develop job seeking skills and engage in community participation.

Develop Job Seeking Skills

  • Resume development
  • Interview/communication skills
  • Job search skills

Develop Community Employment Plan

  • Summary of students skills and abilities as well as the accommodations and services necessary for the student to acquire permanent employment.

Typical Week

Mondays and Tuesdays
  • Ice-breaker activity/Interview questions
  • Content activity (from SJC manual)
    • Facilitating Career Exploration
    • Teaching Job Seeking Skills
    • Developing a Job Placement Plan
    • Achieving Job Retention
Thursdays
  • Ice-breaker activity/Interview questions
  • Recreation & Wellness Activities
    • At Kent State University Recreation & Wellness Center
    • Physical therapist works with Transition Coordinators to design activities for a wellness of body & mind