PASS Career Camp
PASS is proud to partner with Vocational Rehabilitation to provide customized employment training and support to students through our PASS Career Camp.
What is the PASS Career Camp?
PASS Career Camp provides Pre-Employment Transition Services (Pre-ETS) to students with disabilities between the ages of 14-21 to aid in the transition from high school to post-secondary education, training, or employment. The PASS Career Camp rests heavily on the ideals that students with disabilities can do anything they set their mind to and are willing to work for, and that they should dream BIG. It is our goal for PASS Career Camp to help build a bridge to successful career paths through skill building and education in an inclusive, diverse, and opportunity-rich environment. To that end, the academy can involve the following elements:
Career Camp Dates
When are the camps and where are they located?
(Click your county below to see dates)
Career Camp Training Topics
Job Exploration Counseling
Pass instructors will counsel students on the benefits of competitive integrated employment and employment options. With the help of career interest and ability surveys, PASS instructors will assist students with career choices through the use of online job seeker sites, career fairs and guest presenters.
Postsecondary Educational Counseling
PASS instructors, job coaches and benefits advisors, along with a guest presenter or two, will counsel students on how to apply for postsecondary educational programs, transition programs, and how to file for financial aid and scholarship opportunities.
Workplace Readiness Training
Students will be given instruction centered around employability skills, social/interpersonal skills and independent living skills to prepare a student for life after high school. PASS will utilize local employers to share what they are searching for in an employee.
Work-based Learning Experiences
PASS will provide opportunities for informational interviews, job shadowing, and virtual industry tours to explore desired career paths and demonstrate work conduct. PASS will partner with businesses who are excited to mentor novice workers and future young professionals and show us what successful employment looks like on the job.
Self-Advocacy Training (SA)
PASS will provide instruction in self-awareness, disability disclosure, requesting accommodations, understanding rights and responsibilities, and self-determination to help prepare the student for adulthood and independence.
Spring 2020: 40 hours
Summer A 2020: 80 hours
Summer B 2020: 80 hours
Fall 2020: 20 hours
Winter 2020: 20 hours
PASS offers incentives for completing the Career Camp!
How can I sign up?
All Career Camp participants must sign up through their Local Vocational Rehabilitation Office
To find your local VR office, click here.
Or, We Can Help You Sign Up!
We will be happy to help you through the process! Give us a call.
Glen Cherry, PASS Career Camp Coordinator at 904-626-5800 or fill out the form below.
Message of Informed Choice
While PASS would be honored to serve you, we believe it is important to note that you have multiple options when choosing who to work with. We are only one of the organizations that provide employment assistance and we would ask that you take time to choose which provider will best accommodate your needs and goals. Thank you for your consideration.