Through interweaving programming curriculums, transitional students learn what makes an employee appealing to potential employers and how to develop these attributes themselves through the Life and Social Skills Curriculum. They practice the self-awareness, social, written and verbal communication abilities necessary to seek employment and successfully complete an application, resume, or job interview through the Job and Career Skills Curriculum. They experience the hands-on employment, decision-making, and teamwork skills necessary to work alongside others through applying what they’ve learned in a business setting in the Agriculture Curriculum. Finally, they gain an understanding of how to, should a career option for their area of interest not exist, take their interests and skills and monetize them in the Entrepreneurship Program. All of these programs incorporate soft skills, technical skills, lessons, hands-on activities, indoor and outdoor elements, and real work tasks to generalize the skills across multiple environments and situations.
The Transitional Program operates from mid-September to mid-June and follows the Ellensburg and Kittitas School Districts’ calendars. The Transitional Program is in session in the mornings and is incorporated as part of the students’ school day. The High School Transitional Program is accessible through the participants’ IEP funds.
If you or someone you know is interested in attending or have any questions regarding our transitional services, please contact our Program Director, Heather Odenthal, at firstname.lastname@example.org