Brookdale offering pilot program for adult students with developmental disabilities

Community college partnering with Voyagers’ Community School on free program helping those 18-24 gain workplace skills

Brookdale Community College and Voyagers’ Community School are partnering to provide a free, innovative, pre-vocational program for adult students, ages 18-24, with developmental disabilities.

This community college-based program is part of the school’s Center for Adult Transition program.

The program, which will begin at the end of January, will meet three hours per week for 13 weeks. It aims to offer a robust and well-balanced classroom learning experience in life skills, consumer skills, self-advocacy, healthy habits, understanding money and the innovative uses of technology.

The program will hold an informational open house at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday on the Brookdale campus at 765 Newman Springs Road in Lincroft (use parking lot #5). To register, click here.

The goal is to prepare adults to pursue their goals, clarify their plans and take the next step as adults. The offerings will be focused on career readiness, job coaching and group projects targeting a variety of job skills for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Participation in activities and experiences will strengthen students’ soft skills and career skills, increase self and career awareness, increase understanding of practical steps in preparing for employment, provide vocational awareness and readiness, and lead to the acquisition of employment and job-specific skills.

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