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Innovative Pilot Program for Adult Youths with Intellectual Disabilities Being Offered

Brookdale Community College, ARC of Monmouth County, and Voyagers’ Community School announce a free, pre-vocational program that offers adult students, ages 18 to 24, with intellectual disabilities a robust and well-balanced classroom learning experience in life, consumer, and employment skills, self-advocacy, healthy habits, financial literacy, and the innovative use of technology. This grant award was funded through the Office of the Secretary of High Education through the County College-based Center for Adult Transition Program.

This program, TAZ (The Achievement Zone) Plus, will begin in late January, 2023, and will prepare students to pursue their goals, clarify their plans, and take the next step as adults. Program offerings will focus on career readiness and job coaching through mini-lessons and group projects targeting various job skills. Each student will consider the milestones to fruitful employment.

Meeting at Brookdale Community College, participants will join in activities and experiences that strengthen and increase:

  • Soft and career skills
  • Self and career awareness
  • Understanding of practical steps in preparing for employment
  • Vocational awareness and readiness.

Participants will acquire specific employment and job-specific skills.

If interested as a potential participant or a professional representing a potential participant in the TAZ Plus program, do not hesitate to reach out by completing the inquiry form or emailing [email protected].

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