Alleghany County

TEACH - Transitional Employment Education for Alleghany County High

Categories: Alleghany County, Workforce Readiness and Career & Technical Education | 2016


The TEACH program is an innovative program that includes classroom instruction and on-the-job coaching designed to help students with significant cognitive disabilities become successful contributors in the workforce. Participants learn the necessary skills to become successful in a competitive workplace environment. Through classroom instruction in hard and soft job skills and hands-on learning experiences, the students learn valuable social skills, communication skills, work ethics, safety skills and other skills necessary for employability. Seven community businesses have partnered with the TEACH program allowing the students to work and train with a coach in the real work environment. The student gains first-hand knowledge of business practices and a wide range of work experiences that educate the student to employer expectations. Students go on to further job specific training at the Woodrow Wilson Rehabilitation Center, apply for employment with participating partners and other community businesses upon graduation, and have been hired by partners.


Cheryl Brown
Transition Employment Specialist