School to Work Transition Program - Alpha School

School to Work Transition Program

School to Work Transition Program at Alpha School

Our program provides mandated and essential “school-to-work” transition services for 14- to 21-year-old students. Each school employs a dedicated Structured Learning Experience Coordinator. We provide classroom instruction in:

  • Academic Survival Skills
  • Career Possibilities
  • The Job Application Process
  • Appropriate Social Skills
  • Activities of Daily Living

Our program provides the student with the experience of working at a job within the school setting. Each student is provided with on-the-job training. The student’s time at work is recorded and his or her job performance is evaluated. This work experience helps the students to develop the work and social skills that are necessary prior to their placement at a job site in the local community. The students gain school-based work experience in the following areas:

  • Maintenance Services
  • Office and Clerical Work
  • Delivery Services
  • Inventory of Supplies
  • Development of Small Businesses
  • Food Services
  • Cashier Skills
  • Sales Associate

Students are given the opportunity to work at a local participating business that has agreed to partner with us. Our staff works closely with the personnel of each business prior to and during the job placement. An Employment Specialist from our staff accompanies each student to the job site to assist them in performing their required tasks. They also ensure appropriate interaction with co-workers and a supervisor. The students gain community-based work experience at the following types of work sites:

  • Offices
  • Retail Stores
  • Chain Stores
  • Restaurants
  • Libraries
  • Plant Nursery

The school staff is committed to assisting students in acquiring the skills that will enable them to live independently, be actively involved in their communities and be able to find employment and the appropriate supports.