The 努力计划 provides adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities post-secondary instruction to facilitate joining the workforce or furthering their 教育. By exploring each student’s individual strengths and interests, we provide 教育al enrichment and pre-employment training 技能 designed to increase student’s independence and lead to employment.
While enrolled in the 努力计划, students engage in both on and off-campus learning 经历. In addition to classroom curriculum, the 努力计划 participates with other departments in hands-on training and co-op 经历 to develop 技能 that will assist students in gaining employment. In addition, students have the support of a job coach through the application, interview and job training process.
- Complete and submit the program Admission Application
- Interview with program coordinator
- At least 3rd grade reading level and/or compensatory comprehension 技能
- Basic math understanding and ability to use a calculator
- Ability to function independently for a period of time
- Can follow directions, accepts authority; no severe behavior or emotional problems
- Can handle and adapt to change; not overly stressed
- Ability to be successful in competitive employment situations
- Desire and motivation to complete a post-secondary program
- Minimum 18 years of age at the start of the program
- Must have work and/or volunteer experience
- Must have access to dependable transportation
Communication Skills for the Workplace (CECOMG 1003): This course addresses essential listening, speaking, reading, writing and computational 技能.
Career Exploration and Planning (CEPOFT 1000): An Introductory course in career exploration, 教育al planning, and job searching.
Basic Safety and Health (CEOSHT 1000): This course identifies common hazards and corrective actions in the workplace; and incorporates job safety analysis and appropriate training.
Professional Workforce Prep (CEPOFT 1013): This course is designed to prepare students for career success including ethics, interpersonal relations, professional attire and hire ability.
Intro to Customer Service (CEBUSG 1005): This course introduces students to the process of providing customer service to a diverse customer base. Upon completion, the student should be able to describe the different types of customers; identify customer needs; and determine strategies to provide quality customer service.
Occupational Math (CETECM 1013): The students will be introduced to math 技能 applicable to business and industry for successful on-the-job performance.
Intro to Business Ethics (CECOMG1040): Students will practice their strategies of business practices in workplace 经历.
Enhancing Workplace Communication (CECOMG 1004): Focuses on the principles of communication to facilitate sending and receiving various forms of written and spoken communication in the workplace.
Summer Enrichment 课程
Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math is a dynamic course designed for students with intellectual or developmental disabilities to learn basic programming 技能, robot, building, digital game creation and various scientific experiments, while incorporating art and design elements.
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This class is designed for students with or developmental disabilities interested in learning and developing healthy living 技能 by learning to independently prepare 健康的饮食习惯. Students will also work towards obtaining their Texas Food Handler 证书.
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