READI stands for Readiness for Employment and Disability Inclusion. Each student will master fundamental skills necessary for gainful employment and community living. Students will choose between two tracks: career preparation (READI Career) or college preparation (READI College). All students, regardless of selected path, will receive the same pre-vocational skills and independent livings skills necessary for successful adult independence.

READI Career

  • Acquire important soft skills for job success (e.g., time management, customer and coworker communication, following supervisor directions, self-care, personal appearance and safety)
  • Investigate occupational areas of interest
  • Explore job titles, roles, preparation and projected employment for DOL Career Clusters
  • Practice prevocational skills through simulated workplace experiences
  • Observe employee roles and responsibilities through community-based job shadows

READI College

  • Complete admissions and financial aid applications and placement tests
  • Develop skills for classroom success (active listening, participation, reading, memorization, note-taking, meeting deadlines)
  • Navigate the campus and classroom
  • Enhance time management and organization skills to complete assignments
  • Communicate with instructors and academic advisors
  • Weekly one-on-one support / tutoring