Vocational training provides students with a curriculum that equips them for the job that they expect to join. Broad-based knowledge and skills are good, but for some students with disabilities, specific skills need to be explicitly taught that are necessary for survival in the workplace and the community.
When developing customized vocational service for students with special needs, Holy Heart Special Schools focuses on:
Individual needs and abilities
Independent living skill development
Personal interests and goals
Pre-vocational skills for students with disabilities include:
Personal hygiene and appearance
Responsibility and integrity
Attitude and demeanour
Vocational skills examples include:
Interview and job search skills
Social and communication skills
Holy Heart Special School helps students prepare for independence in private and work lives by providing vocational and pre-vocational programs. The school provides students with opportunities to work while learning. These opportunities expand their experiences and give positive experiences by working as skilled professionals. The activities help students achieve their goals such as performance, exploration and communication, as outlined in their individualized education plan (IEP).