Transition Services

Preparing Workers for the Future

Career Exploration and Employment Preparation

The program provides students with the skills, information and tools needed for their introduction to the work environment with an emphasis on:

Appropriate work habits
Basic work skills
Functional workplace literacy
Job retention skills

The students partake in vocational exploration experiences at community businesses. Through this training the students will develop transferrable skills.

The program:

  • Stresses the importance of effective communication skills
  • Develops appropriate behaviors in the workplace
  • Develops a positive attitude toward employment
  • Develops familiarity with workplace expectations (with emphasis on behavior, attire & punctuality)
  • Builds personal responsibility and the dignity of work

Participation in HCE’s Vocational Transition Services prepares for entry into the workplace by providing the essential skills to promote success in the workforce.

HCE Transition Program Benefits

Skill Development:

Transferable skills are the skills gathered through work and other life experiences that can be used in the workplace. Transferable skills are important to those who are looking for their first jobs. The development of these basic skills will ensure success in the workplace. Examples of transferrable skills the student will develop:

  • Communication skills
  • Team Work
  • Motivating others
  • Dealing with obstacles and crises (problem solving skills)
  • Multi-tasking
  • Managing time
  • Handling complaints
  • Flexibility
  • Creativity
  • Willingness to learn
  • Attention to detail
  • Organization

Program Goals:

  • Provide a work experience
  • Learn to adjust to and to function in a real work environment
  • Learn work habits necessary to obtain/retain employment
  • Stress the importance of effective communication skills (co-workers & supervisors) and dependability
  • Assist students with learning how to apply skills learned to other occupations
  • Demonstration of increased confidence
  • Opportunity to develop appropriate behaviors in the workplace
  • Develop positive attitude toward employment
  • Develop familiarity with workplace expectations
  • Promote a program that stresses personal responsibility (behavior, attire & punctuality) and the dignity of work

Further questions please contact:

Yolanda Fuller, MA, CRC
VP of Community Based Employment
201-434-3303 ext. 406
201-994-5241 (cell)


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