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Supported Employment provides personal and career planning, job coaching, money management skills, assistance with post-secondary education and interagency collaborations, meets off campus. C.O.R.E. Program (Career Opportunities and Related Education) which incorporate academics, career skills and technical classes, meets on the South Tech Academy campus. “Creating Success Stories… One Student At A Time”
Personal and career planning Job development Job coaching/re-training Assistance with applications/interview process Job retention skills Development of self-advocacy Money management/banking Transportation planning Support counseling Establishment of natural support Development of community resources Assist with post-secondary education Linkage to community agencies Interagency collaborations Develop a needs assessment with current environment Liaison between the student, their parent/guardian, and their employer Develop outreach programs with area businesses “Creating Success Stories… One Student At A Time”
Any student 18 to 22 years old who graduated with an Option 1 or Option 2 Special Diploma or a Certificate of Completion Students who are interested in either program must be self-motivated and intent on gaining the skills necessary to become successfully employed. “Creating Success Stories… One Student At A Time”
Self Determination Career Preparation Life Management Academic Functional Skills Academy Course Supported Employment Electives “Creating Success Stories… One Student At A Time”
A current Individual Educational Plan. Good attendance while attending high school. An overall average of at least 2.0. An overall average of 3 for conduct. A completed application. No more than 1 discipline referral resulting in removal from class during their last year in school. A letter of recommendation from one of the following: Teacher, Transition Specialist ESE Contact, Employer “Creating Success Stories… One Student At A Time”
See Transition Specialist or ESE Coordinator at your school. Obtain an application from South Tech Academy at 561.369.7097 or visit our website: http://southtechacademy.com/portal/about-southtech/departments/ese/transition-programs/ Return completed application to South Tech Academy By mail: 1300 SW 30th Avenue Boynton Beach, FL 33426 Fax: (561) 369-7024 Submit a copy of the most current IEP. “Creating Success Stories… One Student At A Time”
Suzlene Michel graduated from Atlantic Community High School in May of 2007. At that time she was employed as a front end services clerk at Albertson’s. In June of 2009 she lost her job when the company went out of business. Along with the help from her Transition Specialist at South Tech Academy she applied for Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) services. She decided to pursue a career in the medical field and VR helped her by paying for her classes, scrubs, and equipment needed for the PCA program at PBSC. She completed both the HHA class and the CNA class at PBSC. While taking the classes she worked for Leving Home Health Care. During this time she also found out she was pregnant and due to complications, could no longer do the lifting and physical work this job demanded. She had to leave this job and was introduced to Workforce Alliance (WA). Once she registered with WA, several companies interview Suzie and she was hired by Teleperformance in Boca Raton as a Tech Support person. She makes $10.00 an hour and enjoys the job which allows her to work M-F from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm while her son Ja’Marcus is in daycare. She and Ja’Marcus’s father plan on getting married next year.“Creating Success Stories… One Student At A Time”
Suleima Guevara graduated from Park Vista Community High School in June of 2010. In August she enrolled in the CORE program at South Tech Academy and entered the Veterinarian Program. She also worked at Little Pal’s pet store in the Boynton Beach Mall. With the help of her Transition Specialist, she applied at Petsmart in Boynton Beach and was hired as an assistant groomer at the beginning of this year. Petsmart is planning on sending her to grooming school for one month in Port St. Lucie during the month of June. When she completes this program she will be a full time groomer with benefits. Suleima is passionate about animals and loves her work.“Creating Success Stories… One Student At A Time”
Stephen Heath graduated fromAtlantic Community High School inMay of 2008. He has been workingat Publix for the last 4 years as aUpromise clerk, an Apron clerk, anda bagger. He does a great job thereand the staff and customers lovehim. Recently he has expressed aninterest in cooking so with the helpof the Supported Employment staffhe has interviewed and enrolled inthe Culinary Arts Academy at SouthTech. He hopes to transfer to thebakery at Publix once he gets sometraining in the culinary class. “Creating Success Stories… One Student At A Time”
Pedro Rojas is in the CORE program, taking classes in Recording Arts. After graduating from Lake Worth High School in 200, he entered South Tech’s Recording Arts Academy due to his interest in video and sound recording. It was here at South Tech that he discovered he is very talented in the field. This year, his class placed first in the South Region for Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s Public Service Announcement Contest, with Pedro serving as the editor and director. He has also assisted the ESE department with a video recording and Power Point presentation that they presented to the faculty. After recovering from major surgery earlier in the year, Pedro has acquired an internship in the Newsroom at Channel 12, and will be assisting them during the peak weekday hours of 3-7 PM. His enthusiasm and passion for working in the recording arts is remarkable, and we wish him continued success in his chosen career path.“Creating Success Stories… One Student At A Time”
Tamara Clinton graduated from Boca Raton CommunityHigh School in June of 2008. She was accepted into theCORE program taking Informational Technology classesduring the fall of 2009. Tamara had been employed parttime at Publix in Boca Raton since 2007 as a Front endService Worker. She had a need to earn more moneyand with the help of her Transition Specialist, she filledout many applications and was hired at the Palm BeachInternational Airport working in one of their terminals atBurger King. Tamara has become quite independent.She rides Palm Tran and Tri-Rail to and from her jobs.She also works with Vocational Rehabilitation. She isvery happy with both of her jobs and is currently savingmoney to purchase a car. “Creating Success Stories… One Student At A Time”
Alex Damus graduated from BoyntonBeach High School in 2007 and wasworking part time at Publix as a Frontend Service Worker averaging 20hours per week. After enrolling inSouth Tech academy’s SupportedEmployment program, he attained fulltime status with benefits. Alex nowworks 40 hours a work week stockingthe dairy aisle, and enjoys his job verymuch. Alex is currently taking GEDclasses in the evening and has a deepdesire to enroll in business classes atPBSC. Alex is loved by all his PublixCustomer’s because of his attitudeand beaming smile. “Creating Success Stories… One Student At A Time”
Lien Pham graduated from Palm Beach Gardens High School in May of 2008. She was referred to South Tech academy from Vocational Rehabilitation for Supported Employment services. At that time Lien worked at a family restaurant as a front counter person and wanted to find her own career. With the help from her Transition Specialist, Lien is now receiving On-The-Job (OJT) Training with Classic Nails funded by Vocational Rehabilitation. Lien is especially excited about the OJT, since many members of her family already does nails and would like to learn the business. While in this program, Lien also achieved her goal of obtaining her driver’s permit. Lien plans to work as a Nail Technician and to obtain her certifications through hands on training.“Creating Success Stories… One Student At A Time”
Justin Wiser graduated from Park Vista High School in 2007 and then enrolled in the Supported Employment program at South Tech Academy. Upon graduating, Justin was working part time at Command Security Corporation as a security guard at sporting events, averaging approximately 10 hours per week. Shortly after enrolling in South Tech Academy Justin was hired at West Boca Hospital as a full time dishwasher, while also maintaining his part time position with C.S.C.. Justin has recently passed his driver’s license test, and has opened a personal savings account in which he makes regular monthly deposits. Justin enjoys his job with C.S.C. because he gets to watch the Heat, Marlins, and Dolphins games for free. Great job Justin!!!“Creating Success Stories… One Student At A Time”
Peter Goldbar graduated from Santaluces High School in 2008 and was employed at Newport Place Retirement Community on a part time basis. With the aid of his Transition Specialist he was offered and was accepted a full time position at Emeritus Assisted Living Community. Peter’s job duties include; waiting and bussing tables, short order cook, and assisting residents in the dining area. Peter has many diverse talents and is tremendous asset to his job. He is known at work as “Mr. Debonair” because all the female residents enjoy when Peter serves them. Peter has one more year with South Tech, and has expressed a desire to obtain his GED before leaving the program.“Creating Success Stories… One Student At A Time”
Tatiana Sans graduated from Seminole Ridge High School in May of 2007. She entered into South Tech academy Supported Employment program immediately upon graduation. During this time, she has achieved many personal and career goals. Tatiana was able to obtain her driver’s permit through studying with her Transition Specialist within months of studying. Tatiana was determined to find a career that she will love and were able to make money. While maintaining a part time job as a fitting room attendant at Marshalls, she spent her days off at school. After a short 8 months of schooling, she received her certifications as a Nail technician and Certified Make-up Artist at Anton Aesthetics Academy.“Creating Success Stories… One Student At A Time”
Brandon Vargas graduated from Seminole Ridge Community High School in May 2007. He was referred to South Tech academy Supported Employment program upon graduation for assistance with employment and to learn skills to become more independent. While in the program, Brandon received job placement services, tutoring to increase his basic skills, and he obtained his Florida driver’s permit. Brandon has been working at Publix for almost 4 years, and according to his managers , he is an excellent worker that they can always rely on. Brandon has studied diligently to increase his scores significantly. He will now start studying with the Adult Basic Education Center for his GED. He has also learned how to budget his money.“Creating Success Stories… One Student At A Time”
Richard Rattray graduated from Olympic Heights High School and worked at Chicken Kitchen for 5 months as a room attendant. When he joined South Tech Academy we started job developing at local restaurants in Boca Raton. He landed a job with Houston’s restaurant as a bus boy and loves it! He is in the Culinary program at South Tech for 2 periods and works in the afternoon or evenings. Houston’s loves Richard as an employee.“Creating Success Stories… One Student At A Time”
Rendel Henry graduated fromSpanish River high school. Hejoined South Tech Academy’sSupported Employment as soon ashe graduated. He completed anumber of applications andpracticed interview skills for a fewmonths. He was hired at BocaDunes Golf & Country Club as abanquet server. He is working ongetting his driver’s license . One ofhis goals is to be a security guard.He is very successful at his currentjob and has been promoted towork private parties at a Miami siteon an as needed basis.
Byron Jones graduated from Boynton BeachHigh School and at that time he was working asa bagger at Winn Dixie. When he joined theSouth Tech Supported Employment programhe stated that he always dreamed of workingwith cars. After many inquiries and applicationshe landed a job with Tire Choice as a car tech.In 2010 Byron began working with MarooneVolvo as a car tech. He also received a set of hisown tools from Vocational rehabilitation . Hewas able to accomplish all of these goals withthe help of his Transition Specialist.