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Otsego Northern Catskills



Career Pathways

Career Pathways

This is a custom designed, multi-year, vocational program for special needs students between the ages of 14 and 21 who are either at risk of dropping out or have been unsuccessful in traditional academic or vocational classes. First and second year students will be actively involved in a variety of career modules that will provide pre-vocational training, critical thinking skills, job training, and other fundamental life skills.

Third year students have two career strands to choose from:


Career Pathways III

A Career Tech program

Students who are recommended for CP III, when ready, will enroll in a half-day job training placement in the community. A job coach will provide support and/or supervision as needed.
Features of the program include:

Job Coaches who provide job and task analysis prior to student placement in the community.
A Vocational Assessment Specialist who provides Level II Assessments for a students in the program. The specialist furnishes valuable information regarding students’ strengths and weaknesses in vocational areas and is helpful in developing students’ transition plans.

Note: This is a half-day program which can be combined with another Innovative Program or with home-school district programs.