Triangle's national award-winning School-to-career Project offers high school students and recent graduates the opportunity to identify their job skills, expand their employment experience and effectively pursue their personal and career goals.
We are commited to helping students achieve their individualized Education Plan and personal goals. For that reason the School-to-Career staff meets with each student and their family in order to identify the student's goals as well as the training, support and opportunities the students will need to achieve their goals.
Skill Testing and Training
Every student completes career interest inventories and participates in vocational skill training sessions. The tests help the career inventories shape the class schedule and on-the-job training sessions so that they reflect each student's skill level and interests.
Throughout each session students also participate in vocational skills classes that focus on developing the time management, listening, personal safety and teamwork skills that directly contribute to their personal success. Some topics of our vocational skills classes are ''Dressing for Success'', '' You and Your Attitude'', ''Leave Your Personal Problems at Home'', '' Don't Talk Back to the Boss'', etc.
On-the-Job Training and Job Shadowing
Students have many opportunities to explore and try out different jobs. Our hands-on work experiences at local businesses give students a chance to learn new skills and see those skills modeled by company employees. Our behind-the-scenes employment tours give students an opportunity to evaluate different work environments for compatibility and style. Hands-on job training and employment tours take place at companies like: CAPIC Daycare Center, Chuck E. Cheese, Mahoney's Greenhouse, Showcase Cinemas, TJX Companies.
Clear Path to Future Success
After completing the program the School-to-Career staff reports on the student’s employment strengths, career interests and their progress towards their personal goals. Graduates are also offered additional supports they might need - such as internship opportunities, career placement services, travel training or life skills supports – in order to achieve their goals.