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(10.18) What is vocational education?

(10.18) What is vocational education?

California Code of Regulations defines Vocational Education for Special Education students as follows:

Specifically designed Vocational Education and Career Development for individuals with disabilities, which may include:

  1. Providing prevocational programs and assessing work-related skills, interests, aptitudes, and attitudes;
  2. Coordinating and modifying the regular vocational education program;
  3. Assisting individuals in developing attitudes, self-confidence, and vocational competencies to locate, secure, and retain employment in the community or sheltered environment, and to enable such individuals to become participating members of the community;
  4. Establishing work training programs within the school and community;
  5. Assisting in job placement;
  6. Instructing job trainers and employers as to the unique needs of the individuals;
  7. Maintaining regularly scheduled contact with all workstations and job- site trainers;
  8. Coordinating services with the Department of Rehabilitation and other agencies as designated in the individual education program. [5 C.C.R. Sec. 3051.14.]