As a critical component of our Life Skills Curriculum, vocational education, work exposure and career development opportunities that support IEP objectives abound at CM school. With staff and teachers serving as mentors and supervisors, students reinforce the lessons practiced in occupational and physical therapies, learn core social skills and experience the accomplishment of valuable work responsibilities.
Students learn valuable skills, such as task completion and teamwork, in genuine workplace environments that support the management of our campus, including our Skills Center, school store, cafeterias, mailroom and more. Additional vocational opportunities are available to our students through local businesses, community volunteer work and informational workshops at Crotched Mountain. We work closely with students and families for transitions to home, public school, post-secondary education and the careers available to students in their communities.
Practical Work Experience
Examples of practical work experiences include:
- Cashier, stocking and inventory in the school store
- Central shipping and receiving in our onsite Skills Center
- Food preparation in the school and campus cafeterias
- Groundskeeping on campus
- Hospitality occupations on campus
- Inventory control in our Skills Center
- Mail and package delivery, both on the school campus and at the U.S. Post Office
- Recycling and sequential tasking in our Recycling Center
- Vehicle detailing in our Skills Center
- Various community-based work opportunities at a local hospital, animal rescue league, animal farm and wood pellet factory, to name a few
To learn more about vocational development at Crotched Mountain School, contact:
603.547.3311 ext. 1894