• Black Horse Pike Regional District's

    Program for Vocational Education

    Students ages 18-21 who qualify under IDEA.




    The focus of Job Transition II (JT2) is to provide our interns with the skills necessary to become independent members of the workforce through real-world vocational experiences, within their community. 

    The IEP team will identify the learner's post graduation goals and develop a plan to work towards those goals within the learner's time in the JT2 Program.   

    The JT2 program is made up of two components: Academics and Vocational Skills Training. 

    There are three academic courses:

    Transition English: The focus of the Transition English course is on reading, writing, and communication skills; application and interviewing skills; and any other language based skills as they pertain to the workplace environment.  

    Transition Math: The Transition Math course focuses on functional daily mathematical skills such as: money, budgeting, maintaining a check book, understanding a paycheck, time recognition, time management and planning.

    Independent Living: The independent living course focuses on all the soft skills that are necessary to obtain and maintain gainful employment such as social skills, emotional management, conflict management, self-advocacy, and building independence.

    The Vocational Skills Training includes on-campus, in-district and off campus opportunities in and around the Black Horse Pike Communities.  Structured Learning experiences* are provided in a variety of settings, focusing on a multitude of skills under the direct supervision of a SLE Coordinator trained job coach.  The goal of these opportunities is to maximize employability upon graduation by:

    -Exposing the intern to a diverse set of environments in order to identify the type of environment that best suits the learner's needs.

    -Expanding the learner's experiences across these environments to maximize their learning opportunities.

    -Providing the opportunity to engage in a plethora of work appropriate social interactions to ensure they know how to navigate the social nuances in the work-place.

    -Systematically fading supports, in order to build independence, increasing the likelihood that the intern can work with minimal supervision. 

    -Building a repertoire of a wide variety of skills and tasks that can be transferred to multiple environments. 

    This multifaceted approach gives the learners their best chance of building independence, a repertoire of skills and the ability to generalize those skills across environments, maximizing their employability upon graduation.  




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Vocational Training
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