WHAT IS VOCATIONAL COACHING?
The Vocational Coach program is a daily, research-based positive skills group run by a teacher from the Wayne County Career Center through partnership with the Wayne Chamber of Commerce. Groups of 6-8 students meet during building intervention / study hall time to run the Bring Your A Game to Work currciulum with the following goals:
Developing Soft Skills: Developing vocational skills related to responsibility and stamina is key for future employment
Improve School Performance: In order to participate in Vocational Coaching, students must:
Have no Fs in Progress Book
Have no in class missing assignments
Have no disciplinary referrals for the day
Promote Confidence: In it's fourth year, successful participants in the program have evidenced improved purpose and self esteem.
Connect Card: Vocational Coach
WHY IS THIS GOOD FOR MY CHILD?
Benefits of Vocational Programming include:
Improved Ability to Set Goals
Improved Soft Skills
Opportunity to Earn a Monthly Paycheck
On the job training
Vocational Coaching is a part of the district's MTSS (Multi-Tiered Systems of Support) model.
Data tracking shows that Vocational students who fully participate in the program improve teacher ratings of their motivation by 52% following 8 sessions of support.
HOW DO I KNOW THE STEPS PROGRAM IS WORKING?
Students invited to participate in Voational Coaching will have a teacher rating scale completed prior to starting the group. The Resiliency Scale and Vocational Screener will inventory student needs and strengths related to responsibility, recovery, and job skills.
Weekly, parent communication letters will be sent home about the strategies promoted with your child. Please talk about the techniques and scenerios with your child.
Monthly, teachers will complete screeners for your child. The counselor will chart student progress. A progress monitoring meeting may be requested by parents at any time.
Please sign and return the attached permission form to begin service. With questions, contact:
David Hargrave, Executive Director