WORK BASED LEARNING EXPERIENCES
The Work-Based Learning Experience is the centerpiece of PETS services. A work-based experience, such as an internship, is an on-the-job training program. Training will take place in cooperation with employers, to high school students. This work-based experience is intended to assist high school students in developing necessary skills and abilities to effectively place them into competitive integrated employment.
The Work Based Learning Experience/Internship must involve competitive, integrated employment. An integrated setting is one found in the community, in which an individual with a disability interacts with employees and other persons, as appropriate to the position, who do not have disabilities to the same extent that employee without disabilities who interact with these persons. Employment enclaves, work crews, and segregated employment sites are not considered appropriate integrated employment or internship sites and are not acceptable.
Mission Empower will provide information and reporting on progress, abilities, and workplace behavior.