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Career and Technical Education (CTE)

Personal Services

Course Description

Personal Services teaches student independence as it relates to routines, procedures, tasks, behaviors and expectations in the workplace. Students will explore a variety of service related jobs within the school and community settings. Students will be introduced to skills taught in Building Trades and Food Service, such as cooking, cleaning, and customer service.

The foundation of the Food Service curriculum is career readiness and teaching students the necessary transferable skills necessary to be successful in the post-secondary world.

Units of Study
• Career Development and Exploration
• Career Readiness
• Growing Towards Independence
• Career Readiness Portfolio
• Classroom Orientation and Safety
• Dining Room Bussing
• Stock/Kitchen Helper
• Dishwashing Service
• Housekeeping and Cleaning
• Vending Services
• Laundry Services

Applied Academics
Literacy In Technical Subjects 

• Read and understand complex texts 
• Use evidence to respond to text through classroom discussion and written responses 
• Understand and apply academic and content vocabulary, within knowledge and performance activities 
• Use basic operations with whole number, fractions and decimals
• Functional math as it relates to measurement, time, and money in the workplace

Program Considerations

• A Career and Technical Education (CTE) program taught by a certified CTE teacher in the specific content area
• Smaller class sizes and additional program support
• Student placement is typically determined by the student’s school district and addresses the individual needs of each student

College and Career Pathways

Post-Secondary Connections 

CSE Committees and Transition Counselors assist with links to community agencies that provide services after students who complete high school. The following agencies will evaluate the skills students have acquired through their participation in Personal Services.
• NYS Adult Career and Continuing Education Services-Vocational Rehabilitation ACCESS-VR
• NYS Office for People With Developmental Disabilities OPWDD

Employment Opportunities 
• See information under Post-Secondary Connections

Further Educational Opportunities 
• See information under Post-Secondary Connections


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