Pathways: a Vocational and Life Skills Program
"A Road to Independence"
created by Pathways Students with the assistance of Harbor Media
"Building the vocational potential of youth with disabilities"
- Pathways Supported Internship Program provides necessary career preparation and work-based learning experiences in order for students to identify and attain career goals.
- According to the United States Department of Labor, youth need to be exposed to a range of experiences to be successful in choosing a career path, including:
- Opportunities to engage in a range of work-based exploration activities such as site visits and job shadowing
- Multiple on-the-job training experiences, including community service (paid or unpaid) that is specifically linked to the content of a program of study and school credit
- Opportunities to learn and practice their work skills ("soft skills"), and
- Opportunities to learn first-hand about specific occupational skills related to a career pathway.