Providing a modified, functional curriculum and pre-vocational training at our Lake Employment Experience Program (LEEP) is essential to enhance school-to-work transition possibilities, as well as promote opportunities for inclusion in integrated work settings.
LEEP is available to Lake County students ages 16 – 22 years who may desire this type of program and are referred by their school district. Through community-based, vocational skills exploration, students have the opportunity to learn and develop work skills. Additional training, such as daily living skills, social skills, cooking, and community access (provided within the school) supports the skills needed on the job.
Work skills promote self-esteem, a sense of accomplishment and a contribution to the community. Students are encouraged to engage in appropriate social interaction with employers, employees and customers at their work experience training sites.
- Social Participation – Students are encouraged to engage in appropriate social interaction with employers, employees, peers and customers at their work experience training sites.
- Work Schedules – Job exploration/ training schedules vary from one to four days per week. The work hours (including transportation time) are from 9:45 AM to 2:00 PM.
- Transportation – Students use a variety of transportation options depending on their work site/training assignments. Options include vans, Laketran Dial-a-Ride or Route bus.
Providing a modified, functional curriculum and pre-vocational training through LEEP is essential to enhance the school-to-work and adult life transition.