The Career Education Program creates opportunities for students ages 14 and older to develop employability skills in real-life job settings. Students begin the Career Program at on-campus work sites and by participating in weekly employability skills classes. Each student's ultimate goal is to transition into a highly structured off-campus community work site, where he or she can make a meaningful contribution and take ownership of individual responsibilities.
At the community work sites students increase their ability to communicate with supervisors and co-workers, follow instructions, and complete job-related assignments while maintaining emotional control. With the help of job coaches at each work site, students learn to independently monitor and regulate various tasks while working.
The Pathway School partners with local outlets of national chains as well as many independent businesses to help students develop confidence and interpersonal skills through on-the-job experience. Some of the community work sites currently participating in The Pathway School's Career Education Program are:
- Hilton Garden Inn
- Homewood Suites
- Einstein Hospital
- Longhorn Steakhouse
- Shannondell at Valley Forge Retirement Community
- Pawsibilities Animal Rescue
- Francisvale Home for Smaller Animals
- Goodwill Stores of PA