Community Based Vocational Training (CBVT)

TPlus administers the CBVT program for both high school and transition age students. Students must be 16 years of age and have an active IEP to be eligible.  Students paticipate in work sites during the school day. They receive credits for participation based on evaluations which measure specific work related behaviors and outcomes.  This information is communicated to case managers for grading and credit accrual purposes.  At each of the community sites a job coach is stationed to train students and maintain communication with participating businesses.  A Work Coordinator is assigned to supervise the sites and provide resources for the job coaches. 

The goal of the CBVT program is to allow students exposure and experience in work settings that will help them make good decisions about their future employment. Students learn:

  • To work in cooperative groups/teams
  • To develop communication skills
  • To use self advocacy skills
  • To develop employment related social skills
  • To maintain attendance and punctuality skills
  • To increase their self awareness of career interests and abilities
  • To use decision making skills
  • To update their resume with new employment experiences

       A referral from the case manager which includes a copy of both an IEP and an Evaluation and an interview with the school Transition Work Coordinator is necessary to be part of this program.  A training agreement is signed by all team members involved.