Proven facts that our program benefits our students and the community:
Persons with disabilities, compared with persons without di sabilities, are:
Source: DeNavas-Walt,C. Proctor,B. Smith,J. (2013).
Learning Grounds Industries Purpose:
Transitioning, in Special Education terms, means to facilitate a successful ‘move’ from high school to life beyond high school, whether that is post-secondary education, employment, independent living, or greater community participation.
- Job skill training is essential for students with disabilities. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, the employment rate for high school graduates is 63% for a person without a disability versus 14% for a person with a disability. Person's with disabilities are 4 ½ times less likely to be employed versus people without disabilities. Therefore, job-training/skill acquisition is essential for employment.
- Vocational Education at Moline High School works to teach and improve skills necessary for job acquisition and maintenance through meaningful curriculum and valuable job skills training.
Therefore, job-training/skill acquisition is essential for employment.
Our job training sites that make a difference in the lives of our students and community! Thank You!
One way we teach job skills is by sending students out, with a job coach, to local companies where they perform jobs outside of school in a real work environment. Our students, and job coaches, go to the following local companies: