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Career Curricula

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Career Curricula2018-03-26T09:06:10+00:00

The central goal of any career curriculum is to help students build academic and occupational competencies that will allow them to meaningfully participate in the workforce. The ultimate goal for all students is to become gainfully employed in the community in a job that matches their skills and abilities, as well as their interests. Career curricula and vocational experiences can be a powerful gateway to that reality.

Career curricula for students with intellectual disabilities can be delivered in many ways.

A school can offer career development elective classes for students in a more traditional academic course of study, or they can embed the curriculum throughout an alternatively structured course of study or alternate diploma program (i.e., Occupational Diploma).

A rigorous career curriculum should help students:

  • Develop an awareness of their individual interests and aptitudes,
  • Better understand the job market and the requirements of certain industries or jobs and how that might fit with their interest and abilities,
  • Build work habits, behaviors, attitudes, and skills through school-based and community-based experiences that will increase the likelihood of employment, and
  • Gain exposure to a variety of work tasks and environments.

 

SC Fast Facts

Many of SC’s schools utilize a district-approved occupational or alternative diploma to guide students through a rigorous course of study and occupational experiences to prepare them for the world of work.

 

Did you know?

Students who participated in school-based programs that included a career major, cooperative education, school-sponsored enterprise, and technical preparation were 1.2 times more likely to be engaged in post-school employment (i.e., employment defined as (a) stability with benefits, insurance, paid sick days and (b) full-time employment)
(NSTTAC, 2013).

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