About Community College Center for Adult Transition

Students with I/DD, up to the age of 24, will experience the following curriculum tracks with a collaborative, hands-on learning approach in the following in critical areas of learning. The goal is to improve classroom readiness, study skills, and basic skills training while developing life skills and self-advocacy.

About the Curriculum

Community College Center for Adult Transition (CAT) students will explore various career path options throughout the one-year curriculum. College instructors/staff and community employer guest speakers share job responsibilities, information, and skills needed for success.

After completing the academic, life skills, and employment readiness track, students are eligible for job sampling on campus with the Facilities Department, the school store, and off-campus job sampling. These supported programs build career readiness skills and on-the-job training to prepare students for a successful transition to employment.

Resume writing, job application completion, interview practice, a reverse job fair, and employment placement and training services all take place with the support of a job coach.

The CAT Curriculum

Fundamentals for Success: Computer Basics, Workplace Readiness Training, Customer Service Skills

Employment and Career Readiness: Career Exploration, Socialization, and Life Skills Development Employment Ethics & Soft Skill Training, Resume Writing, Job Application Completion and Career Preparation, On-the-job-Training, and Job Coaching

Specialized Career Exploration: Food Service, Animal Caretaking, Hospitality /Tourism

What CAT Students Receive

Students will leave the CAT program with confidence, a self-advocate, and ready for independence in employment and life.

All students in the program receive person centered planning to leverage available resources, federal, state, and local, capturing and integrating linkages to support adult employment success (NJ DVR, NJ DDD, WC Division of Aging and Disability Services).

CAT students will receive benefit planning and residential daily living skills supports. Increasing education and integrating resources is part of the continued skills formulated and enhanced through the program curriculum.

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