Work Experience

What is Work Experience (non-credit) – Exploring the World of Work & Exploring Our World?

  • An experience for students studying in the “Community Living” and “ACTIVE” programs who will be entering the community directly from high school
  • Provides the opportunity to explore future work placements, volunteer work placements or community involvement based on individual student interests and learning profile
  • A non-credit experience developed by parents, students and special education staff geared toward preparing students for life after secondary school as outlined in a student’s Transition Plan
  • A placement or experience that is tailored to the individual student and their future plans
  • Placements can be in the community or “in school”
  • Job coaching may occur initially
  • Regular contact and monitoring by a Special Education Teacher
  • 30 to 40 hours of pre-placement orientation involving a basic understanding of health and safety, and work readiness skills
  • Placements usually take place in the later years of a students program, as determined by the Transition Plan

The Work Experience Program Provides Students with:

  • An opportunity to identify potential jobs, volunteer work placements or community involvement bases on interest and student profile
  • An opportunity to develop skills that could be used in the workplace or community after leaving school
  • An opportunity for an experience tailored to the individual student