STEP (School to Employment Program)
STEP (Student to Employment Program) is a comprehensive transition program that provides students with individualized instruction, supports, and guidance as they prepare for life after school.
Students enrolled in STEP receive the opportunity to refine and develop skills essential for successful employment and post-secondary endeavors.
Designed to reflect the wide variation of skills, interests and goals of our participants, STEP will meet students where they are in the transition process. Serving as a bridge to the Island community, STEP allows students to gain community based work experience through structured and paid internships.
There are three core components of the STEP curriculum. Developed to guide participants from the classroom into community based employment, this unique approach utilizes both the classroom and community environment for hands-on learning and skill development. Each component incorporates self-advocacy and post secondary education. Instruction may be 1:1 or small group depending on individual student need and content area.
Three core components include:
- Workplace Readiness Training
- Job Exploration Counseling
- Work-based Learning Experience (Internship)
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