AbilityFirst “College to Career” Program Launches at Pasadena City College

first_img Subscribe Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena More Cool Stuff 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Education AbilityFirst “College to Career” Program Launches at Pasadena City College First-of-its-Kind Program in Pasadena Area Will Coach Students through Their Higher Education Experience to Employment Opportunities in the Field of Their Choice From STAFF REPORTS Published on Friday, August 26, 2016 | 3:47 pm Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community News Business Newscenter_img Herbeauty12 Most Breathtaking Trends In Fashion HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat Is It That Actually Makes French Women So Admirable?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty12 Female Fashion Trends That Guys Can’t StandHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeauty L-R: Nicolas Coca, Jackson Sukys, Lashante Curry, Eduardo Guzman, Heidi Garcia , German “Ricky” Becerra. Photo: Nolan Scott for AbilityFirstAbilityFirst, which is celebrating its 90th anniversary this year, today announced the launch of their new College to Career program for people with disabilities. Currently, the program will exclusively include students at Pasadena City College with plans to expand to other campuses in the future.Young adults with developmental disabilities who demonstrate the desire and potential to succeed in a post-secondary educational environment will be provided support in order to accomplish their educational and future career goals.“The AbilityFirst College to Career program is the first program of its kind in the Pasadena area for people with disabilities that promotes independence, self-advocacy and an opportunity to attend college with an end-goal to graduate with a degree or vocational certificate and gain competitive employment,” said AbilityFirst Chief Program Officer Keri Castaneda. “Our AbilityFirst coaches help each student successfully navigate the college experience – from choosing a major, to registration, class attendance, and effective study plans, right through to graduation and employment. We’re thrilled to be partnering with Pasadena City College and the Frank D. Lanterman Regional Center for the implementation of this program and I can’t wait to witness all the future successes of our students.”Throughout the program, AbilityFirst Educational Coaches will empower participants to identify personal and educational goals; create a plan to achieve those goals; enroll in appropriate classes to meet educational and vocational goals; and, access college and community resources in order to reach their Inaugural AbilityFirst College to Career program cohort in front of the Pasadena City College reflecting pools.“At Pasadena City College, our students come first and these supplemental services offered by AbilityFirst are critical for many of our students,” said Dr. Ketmani Kouanchao, Associate Dean of Special Services, Pasadena City College. “AbilityFirst brings in years of applied experience and expertise in the field that will strengthen and support our students academically as well as on a day-to-day basis.”AbilityFirst provides a variety of programs designed to help people with disabilities achieve their personal best throughout their lives. We do this by: creating targeted programming to help an individual successfully transition from childhood to adult life; providing employment preparation, training, and experience; building social connections and independence; and, offering both our participants and their caregivers an opportunity to refresh and recharge through our recreational activities. http://www.abilityfirst.org/ Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Top of the News Make a comment Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,PCC – EducationVirtual Schools PasadenaDarrell Done EducationHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimeslast_img

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