Our “Stories from the Field” piece details the transformation of a school bus into a fully functioning food truck,
where the students are the ones running the entire operation, with the invaluable support of the staff.
The MSD Transition Department has two key components to meet their high school students’ career transition needs: Work-to-Learn (WTL) and World of Work. Both programs are a collaboration with the Division of Rehabilitation Services, which supports the programs with Pre-Employment Transition Services (pre-ETS) funding.
As part of our month-long recognition of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, NDC recognizes the importance of all types of experiential learning, including internship and field experiences, to support future employment endeavors.
What student doesn’t want to be more independent, take a break from the classroom, and potentially earn their own money? With Work Based Learning (WBL) programs, students can do all three, while also learning valuable job, social, and life skills that they can use throughout their future.
Avoid the summer slide by encouraging deaf students to build skills, confidence, and independence and prepare for future careers through work-based learning experiences.
These experiences involve hands-on learning and immersion in real-life work settings while developing work-related technical skills (e.g. communication, critical thinking, leadership, teamwork and problem-solving) and gaining insight into the labor market.
Developing Accessible Work Based Learning Programs, a new online course available in the National Deaf Center’s learning library, offers practical insights and resources to improve employment outcomes — and close substantial employment gaps — for deaf youth.
The third annual Engage for Change | state convening at the National Deaf Center on June 17-19, 2019, will gather 87 leaders from 39 states to collaborate on improving deaf education and employment throughout the United States.