Arc Oneida Lewis Chapter Nysarc - Collegeworks - Mvcc, Utica, NY

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CollegeWorks is a collaborative project between The Arc, Oneida Lewis Chapter, and Mohawk Valley Community College for individuals with disabilities. It is a non-degree, non-credit two-year college based vocational program that is located on the Utica campus of MVCC. Students who enroll into CollegeWorks will: Develop marketable work skills; Learn self awareness and self advocacy skills; Improve communication and relationship building skills; Become motivated workers who understand the responsibilities of employment.

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Year one offers an exploratory career assessment involving four, six-week cycles in the following: Hospitality: food service, hotel; Industrial/Maintenance; Caregiver: child, elder, animal, hospital; Retail/Office. Based upon student interests and assessments, year two students will elect to study in one occupational area with a curriculum designed to prepare them for employment. Each student participates in internships and job shadowing with local businesses.
Application process includes completed application, student interview and two day classroom visit. All individuals must submit complete application materials, including a signed physician’s report/examination and educational assessments.
For individuals who qualify for OMRDD waiver services, tuition is provided under the OPTS initiative at no cost to the individual. Students who do not qualify for OMRDD are responsible for tuition.
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