Transitions Work Sites
David Wisniewski and Randall Moore, Work Site Based Learning Teacher Coordinators
Identified universal work skills are those qualities that employers look for when interviewing and hiring individuals for employment as well as for individuals sustaining employment. Universal Work Skills are an integral part of the Visions program. The following skills are incorporated into daily instruction: Punctuality, Motivation, Initiative, Flexibility, Independence, Attentiveness, Stamina, Safety, Appearance, Cooperation, and Quality of Work. Students begin the Visions program with in-house experience in order for staff to observe and evaluate students’ skills.
Work Based Learning gives students opportunities to obtain unpaid work experience, facilitate job training, and maximize student potential for competitive employment. During the 2023-2024 school year, Visions has approximately 45 students participating in on-the job training at the following eleven worksites.
- Big Lots
- Busch's Market
- Costick Activity Center
- Farmington Public Schools Central Office
- Farmington Public Schools Hillside Elementary
- Farmington Public Library
- The Hawk Community Center
- The Holiday Inn
- Holy Family Church
- PAES Lab (Provides: Work and Life Skill Training; Vocational Work Assessment; Work Exploration; Appropriate Work Behavior Development)
- Peterlin's Restaurant