CEO utilizes internship experience to develop employment skills. Through on-site monitoring, student feedback and potential employer comments, students receive individualized instruction on a continued basis. As part of the student Internship Program, employment training classes are provided to ensure students have the requisite skills necessary for successful employment.
Districts use this model to ensure IEP goals have activities and reports to correspond with goals. Students go to worksites 3-4 times per week and engage in internships while learning the basics of work, develop skills, work tolerances, social skills and skills regarding the tasks assigned. We work with local businesses that provide the students with a work outline of the jobs. Students are provided instruction from CEO staff and from the business employees as well. This experience gives the district the opportunity to review the potential for the student to be employed after high school. Students work at each site approximately 6-8 hour per week and each site lasts approximately 6-8 weeks. Monthly evaluations are provided by the business using CEO forms.