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Career Pathways

Career Pathways

 
What is Career Pathways?
It is a new individualized vocational program that is designed to develop entry level skills for employment through student centered individualized opportunities. This program is located at Tri Star. 
 
 Students prepare to use their workplace skills by
participating in a mock interview.

Career Pathways recognizes the importance of meeting the preferences, interests, needs and strengths of each student.
Areas of instruction include  
  •  workplace skills (building resumes, interviewing, networking, safety)
  •  soft skills (communication, problem-solving, work attitudes)
  •  self-advocacy training
  •  financial knowledge related to work (budgeting, money management)
  •  daily living skills related to work
  •  social skills
  • Volunteering, Job Tours
  • Referral and Linkage with OOD (Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities) 
 
Students in Career Pathways share
ideas with each other about how to
work well with other employees.
 
Depending on the student’s skill level and pathway, some career-based credentials may be available. 

How can students enroll in Career Pathways?
  1. Eligibility is based on the Career Pathways Rubric (completed by teachers, staff and parents who have working knowledge of the student)
  2. Interview, academic, and application review with admissions team (student, parent, school district representative(s), ESC representative, Tri-Star representative)  
  3. Enrollment will be capped in order to meet the needs of all students


For more information, contact:


Wendee Bertke
Career PathwaysTeacher 
wendee.bertke@mercercountyesc.org 

Amy Bihn
Special Education Coordinator
amy.bihn@mercercountyesc.org


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