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Career Readiness



Students in the CCS program engage in a process of personal discovery, futures planning, and skill development related to establishing a path to a desired adult life with a focused approach to competitive employment.

The Life Design and Transition curriculum focuses on the development and implementation of individualized and person-centered life planning that includes the areas of self-awareness / identity, self-determination / self-advocacy, self-reflection, creative / shared decision-making, and other related areas of human development.  

The goal of this program component is a comprehensive approach to life and transition planning that strives to assure that each graduate is firmly rooted within a plan for post-graduate competitive integrated employment, independent living, and overall independence.  

The Career and Community Studies Post Program Graduate Survey, indicated that 82% of graduates are working in competitive, paid employment. (2018)