The I Can Work! program is a five-module course designed to integrate communication skills with hands-on pre-vocational training in the areas of job readiness, clerical, retail, food service, and the grocery industry. I Can Work! serves to introduce and educate young adults with special needs and who are interested in working in their community.
This is a lesson from Module 1: Job Readiness. After four weeks of working, at the end of the work session, one student is awarded with a certificate stating that they are the "Professional of the Month" and they are rewarded with a small, but meaningful, prize. The purpose of this award is to reward students for professional behavior. Additionally, allows the opportunity to reinforce ways to act professional as reviewed in Lesson Plan 1-6: Creating a Portfolio.