The Job Training Program (JTP) is a one or two-year Career and Technical Education program in the Tri-Heights Consortium. The JTP program is designed specifically for students on Individualized Education Programs (IEP’S). This program can provide service to 15 students with unique learning needs, which may cause barriers to training and employment. The JTP program provides school-to-career transition services that expand employment opportunities of special needs students while meeting the employment needs of a community-based employer.
In preparation for a successful work experience, students participate in various pre-vocational and work adjustment activities. In addition, each student’s specific interests and abilities are assessed through an Occupation Career Assessment. Students selected to participate in this program benefit from intensive pre-vocational training while participating in community-based internships, and volunteer programs. At least three periods each day are spent gaining work experience in sites such as South Pointe Hospital, Concordia Care Nursing Facility, and Huron Road Hospital.
Job Coach services are available to assist students with on-the-job training, learning job tasks and other employment related issues. Entrance into JTP is based on recommendation of the Career Assessment and IEP Teams.
- Entering students must be in 11th grade
- A Career Assessment must be performed
- A copy of IEP and ETR must be provided
- An Emergency Medical Form must be provided
- A uniform may be required for the jobsite
- TB Test may be required at some work sites
- The student must display appropriate work ethics to obtain job recommendations
Job Training Services:
- Contacting employers to identify and develop specific job-training sites
- Placing students on competitive sites and formulating training plans
- Matching the student with programs/jobs that correspond with their career interests
- Assisting in the arrangement of transportation for students and coordinating travel training
- Development of specific job analysis/task analysis for students
- Developing linkages among other agencies to ensure effective transition from school to work
- Serving as a liaison with classroom teachers and other support staff on job-related activities.
- Participation in curriculum design, such as employability, vocational, self-determination, and social skills
- Participation in IEP conferences, and developing Transition Plans for students in JTP.
Entry level positions for job placement and training may include:
- Office Aide
- Food Service Worker
- Environmental Service Worker
- Maintenance Assistance
- Bus person
- Nursing Aide
- Grocery Worker
- Animal Caretaker
- Stock Clerk
- Horticulture Assistance
What personal qualities should I possess?
- Positive attitude
- Good personal appearance and grooming
- Team player
- Self-discipline, follow rules
- Able to accept constructive criticism