Transitional Program – for students on an Individualized Education Program (IEP)

In the PAES program, students will learn valuable skills through hands-on job exploration activities. These skills relate to almost every type of career, and each career area has a comprehensive array of tasks for the students to learn and perform. Skills are taught in a systematic way that helps students become more independent. PAES operates in a simulated work environment, providing a perfect place to access and eliminate inappropriate behaviors that cause barriers in later life. Students are required to follow specific work procedures and work rules. Students are encouraged to become as independent as possible and are rewarded for their progress. Students completing PAES have a thorough knowledge of many job skills and have a better understanding of the real working world.

Program Highlights

Skills Needed

Explore a future career interests

Discover which tasks and job skills students excel at

Learn entry level skills in multiple career/work areas

Develop problem solving skills

Learn to work more independently

Ability to follow defined work procedures

Practice appropriate work behaviors

Build positive self-esteem

Ability to follow 2-3 step directions

Ability to read an analog clock & tell time

Recognition of currency

Fourth grade reading level

Basic writing and spelling

Basic math (addition & subtraction) & number sense (1-100)

PAES Program Information Handout

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Kim Landecker

Tamara Smith

Instructor Phone Number Email
Kim Landecker (Instructor) 763-684-2271
Tamara Smith (Tech Tutor) 763-684-2229
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