Monroe 2 BOCES Department for Exceptional Children was proud to participate in the 2018 Celebrating Public Schools Week. Members of the Strong Center for Developmental Disabilities Community Advisory Board were invited to tour our Hospitality and Applied Skills (HaAS) program. The goal of the visit was to expose community services representatives to the intensive preparation that students with disabilities are receiving at BOCES to help them prepare for competitive employment.
Guided by program supervisor Nicole Littlewood, the tour highlighted skills relevant in the hotel, restaurant and senior living industries. Additionally, Jennifer Cacioppo (representing the Regional Special Education - Training and Resource Center) provided a workshop to the group to help them understand the Career Development and Occupational Studies (CDOS) Credential and Graduation Pathway.
Celebrating Public Schools Week gives all Monroe County school districts an opportunity to showcase important programs and build partnerships with local leaders. BOCES 2 programs, like HaAS, Transition and Project SEARCH, rely on valued business partnerships to help us open career doors for our many talented and hard-working students.
Photo: Visitors were given a tour of the HaAS facilities, including the new model hotel room.