The Work Skills Preparation Program is a summer transition program designed for high school students (who are blind, vision-impaired, and Deaf-blind) with work-based experiences in preparation to pursue competitive, integrated employment upon graduation.
The students participate in a variety of Pre-Employment Transition Service activities and experiences that include, but are not limited to team-building, interactive and informative workshops, career exploration, person-centered planning, technology support, independent living skills, and Orientation and Mobility instruction. These initiatives are intended to support the development of the following skill sets:
- Work-Based Learning Experiences
- Job Exploration
- Post-Secondary Education Counseling
- Workplace Readiness
Since 2006, this WSP program has evolved every year to stay relevant to the students’ needs and growing needs of the community. WSP is a full-immersion experience; in-person, on-campus, and in the surrounding community. To assess the students’ skills, students participate in facilitating person-centered activities; live lessons, meetings, social gatherings, 1:1 assessments as well as small and large groups.
We look forward to this summer’s program being a safe, invaluable experience and the best iteration of WSP that we have come up with yet!
Upon completion of the program, we provide the students and Transition Counselors with a comprehensive report, including recommendations as well as a person-centered plan to be used to support transition planning and their future endeavors.
All high school students must be affiliated with the NJ Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired, and be referred by their CBVI Transition Counselor.
It is imperative that interested candidates learn the expectations of the program by attending the WSP Open House (date/time/format will be shared by their CBVI Transition Counselor).
Then, applications will be disseminated immediately following the WSP Open House.
For general questions or for more information, you can contact: firstname.lastname@example.org and someone will follow up with your inquiry.