Adult Career Transition Programs
Career Education/Work Experience (CEWE) is a Related Service available to CNUSD high school students who have an Individual Education Program (IEP). As a participant in specially designed career education and work experience, the student will have the opportunity to develop job skills leading to future employment. Consideration for CEWE is initiated by teachers and/or parents who suspect that selected students are unable to benefit from general education vocational options even with program modifications. An individual vocational assessment report is discussed at the student’s Individualized Education Program (IEP), and a decision regarding provision of services is made by the IEP team. Students who qualify for CEWE are 14-22 years old and may or may not be credit deficient or diploma bound. They should be available 2-4 hours per day for vocational training and demonstrate a positive attitude, good attendance, and appropriate behavior and dress. Our services are delivered by the Career Transition Specialist (CTS) and support staff.
The Adult Community Transition (ACT) Program is a community-based, functional instructional program that leads students from high school to post-secondary education, vocational training, integrated employment (including supported employment), adult services, independent living and community participation. ACT is designed for the student who has graduated from high school with a Certificate of Completion after participating in a functional academic and vocational program. ACT Programs are located in storefronts, college campuses and other age-appropriate places. ACT provides students with a natural transition to adult life.
Students with disabilities, ages 18-22, may participate in ACT if they have successfully participated in a functional academic and vocational program at the high school level. Placement is made after an IEP determines eligibility, and a change of placement IEP is written. Students have the option of receiving transition services on their high school campus or by entering the ACT, off-campus community-based program.
The goal of the CNUSD ACT Program is to enable the student identified as an individual with exceptional needs to improve his/her ability in all areas so that he/she may function as independently as possible at home, in school, in the community, and in the vocational setting.
· Supervision and services provided by CNUSD.
· A natural transition for students as they leave high school with their same age peers
· A student-focused individualized transition plan
· An emphasis on pedestrian safety, daily living and social/recreational skills, decision making, and occupational guidance and preparation
· Mobility training to access public transportation
· A variety of community activities including recreational and leisure activities
· Collaboration with Regional Occupational Programs (ROP), community colleges and other community programs
· Coordination with Inland Regional Center and the Department of Rehabilitation to provide a student-focused and seamless transition from public school to adult life