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School District No. 43 (Coquitlam)
Learning for a Lifetime
Work Experience Program
 

Rationale:

This program is intended to provide students with special needs with an opportunity to discover and develop appropriate work skills, and to provide a supportive environment in which they can apply those skills.

The program provides students the opportunity to participate in 8 classroom sessions that:explore options for employment; teach methods for completing application forms and resumes; practice appropriate interview skills; ensure awareness/knowledge about safety; and develop the skills needed to participate in a work environment. A manual has been developed that supports the classroom and training component of this program. Upon completion of training, students participate in on-site work experience for a minimum of 30 hours. At present the number of students participating in this program ranges between 70 – 85 students.

The Coquitlam School District employs a Work Experience/Employment Facilitator. The special education and general operating budgets provide funding for this program. The Work Experience Facilitate is employed for the purpose of training, placing, monitoring, assisting, reporting and troubleshooting to ensure successful work experiences for the students with special needs.

There are a growing number of employment opportunities for students in the Coquitlam and TriCity areas.

Thanks to community support, the number of placements in the past two years has been approximately 90 – 100 per year.

Work Experience/Career Development -Skill Development for Students with Special Needs

Program Description

This program is intended to provide students with an opportunity to discover and develop appropriate work skills, and to provide a supportive environment in which they can apply those skills. The program provides students the opportunity to participate in eight classroom sessions that:

  • explore options for employment
  • teach methods for completing applications forms and resumes
  • practice appropriate interview skills
  • ensure awareness / knowledge about safety
  • develop the skills needed to secure and maintain employment.

A manual has been developed that supports the classroom and training component of this program. Upon completion of training, students participate in on-site work experience for a maximum of 30 hours per year. At present the number of students participating in this program range between 90 – 100 students.

Post Secondary Resources for Students with Disabilities.pdf

Transition to Secondary Handbook For Parents (Nov 2011).pdf

Middle School booklet for parents (Nov 2011).pdf

Transition to Adulthood handbk Dec10.pdf

 

School District No. 43 (Coquitlam)

550 Poirier St, Coquitlam BC
V3J 6A7
604-939-9201 604-939-7828