What is Job Training?
Job training is a program that enables youth with special needs the opportunity to combine their classroom learning with hands-on work experience. This programs helps students transition from high school to work as well as begin to understand their choices for post-secondary programs.
Students will learn to develop employability skills, explore potential career options, set realistic expectations and achieve positive attitudes.
Students are placed with employers based on their interests, skills and abilities as well as career goals. Typical areas of work may include: animal care services, food services, childcare centres, seniors day centers janitorial services, office support & retail shops.
While on work experience students:
· are covered by WorkSafe BC for hours designated in the Work Education Agreement while on a standard worksite
· will not receive a salary or wage during their work experience
By combining the resources of secondary schools, businesses, industry partners and the community, students are being given highly motivational educational experiences.
VSB helps special needs students get to work - Cheryl Ross/Vancouver Courier
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