Transitional Program – for students on an Individualized Education Program (IEP)

In the PAES program, students will learn valuable skills through hands-on job exploration activities. These skills relate to almost every type of career, and each career area has a comprehensive array of tasks for the students to learn and perform. Skills are taught in a systematic way that helps students become more independent.  PAES operates in a simulated work environment, providing a perfect place to access and eliminate inappropriate behaviors that cause barriers in later life.  Students are required to follow specific work procedures and work rules.  Students are encouraged to become as independent as possible and are rewarded for their progress.  Students completing PAES have a thorough knowledge of many job skills and have a better understanding of the real working world.

Program Highlights

  • Explore a future career interests
  • Discover which tasks and job skills students they excel at
  • Learn entry level skills in multiple career/work areas
  • Develop problem solving skills
  • Learn to work more independently
  • Ability to follow defined work procedures
  • Practice appropriate work behaviors
  • Build positive self-esteem

Skills Needed
To be successful in this program, students should have the following skills:

  • Ability to follow 2-3 step directions
  • Ability to read an analog clock & tell time
  • Recognition of currency
  • Fourth grade reading level
  • Basic writing and spelling
  • Basic math (addition & subtraction) & number sense (1-100)

PAES Program Information Handout 

Instructor Contact Information

Kim Landecker Instructor 763-684-2271
Tamara Smith Tech Tutor 763-684-2229