The Hospitality and Career Exploration Program is a combination of programs/sites to provide students with the opportunity to train with community based employer / modeling to best match the different career clusters for post-graduation(originally Heinen’s, Holiday Inn & Progressive Insurance, due to COVID we are only at the Holiday Inn). Through the fading supports of both CEVEC staff and on-site mentors, students are offered the opportunity to train at the Holiday Inn. Students are offered a variety of career exploration opportunities to best implement and include numerous jobs and social skills, CEVEC power standards, IEP goals, and cooperative teaming among their co-workers in a setting that logically enhances their independence. Students rotate through variety of job rotations to acquire practical vocational training towards their preferences, interests, needs, and strengths (PINS) within specific career clusters. The Hospitality and Career Exploration Program Service students collaborate through a variety of jobs as well as through classes as they learn and implement important skill-building strategies as well learn the significance and application of CEVEC’s 16 Power Standards. Given daily work rotations and assessments during transitional and vocational rotations of the 16 Power Standards using a 4 point criterion based rubric scale (4=Exceeds expectations in comparison to work standards, (100%), 3=meets standards with minimal cues in comparison to work standards, (75%), 2=requires moderate cues/interventions to meet work standards, (50%), and 1=requires significant cues/assistance to meet work standards, (25%).
Elizabeth Scully - Program Coordinator
Peggy Bonitati - Job Trainer/Para-professional