Ric Castillo - VAC Kennedy & Memorial High Schools
VAC recognizes that students have individual needs. Special provisions must be made within the framework of the regular school program in order to meet the needs of each student. The class is designed to transition students into the world of work. Vocational training and job experience are combined with academic courses in a special curriculum that leads to maximum development of employment potential.
The goal is to prepare students to enter the world of work so they can be as self-sufficient as possible upon graduation from high school. Students can perform well on a job if it is within the range of their abilities. The classes' underlying philosophy is that the best way for these students to prepare for future employment is to build successful work experiences while enrolled in high school.
Students will learn necessary attitudes, habits, behaviors and skills required to obtain and keep a job in the community.
Students earn credit toward high school graduation through the work/study class. Students will participate in vocational training through paid training sites. Students should be 16 years of age and enrolled in the 11th grade to begin the program.
Students will also be evaluated in the following areas:
VOCATIONAL ADJUSTMENT COORDINATOR (VAC) RESPONSIBILITIES:
ADVANTAGES OF HIRING STUDENTS:
Through state and federal agencies businesses may be eligible to receive financial incentives for hiring students (part or full time).
Note: Information is from TAVAC Brochure www.TAVAC.org