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DIVERSIFIED OCCUPATIONS
*Preparing Students for the World of Work*

 

The Diversified Occupations program is designed for students who have IEP/Special Needs who will benefit from hands on learning.  This program will prepare students with a wide range of abilities and talents for entry-level work in the community.

 

Additionally, many students are prepared to enter other programs at Oxford Hills Technical School.  Emphasis is placed on mastering specific skills necessary for success in either of these options.

 

Students rotate among three segments of the program, woodworking shop (carpentry skills), greenhouse (horticultural skills) and snack bar (food preparation, service and sales skills).  Before a student is placed in the program, he/she will have completed the proper referrals and if appropriate IEP Mtg/case conference and parent/guardian encouraged to visit/tour program in order to determine the student's interest and appropriateness of the educational placement.

 

Diversified Occupations Life Skills

 

 

Students become eligible for this program through the IEP team process and/or through teacher recommendation, and are accepted through an application process. They will learn a basic understanding of job-preparation skills through rotating training in the snack bar, wood shop, bicycle repair shop and greenhouse. Students will work towards supported entry level employment skills.

 

Diversified Occupations Career Exploration

Students become eligible for this program through the IEP team process and/or through teacher recommendation, and are accepted through an application process. They will learn a basic understanding of job-preparation skills through rotating training in the snack bar, wood shop, bicycle repair shop, basic sewing, and greenhouse. Students will work towards supported entry level employment skills.

Diversified Occupations I and II

 

Students become eligible for this program generally through having completed one year in either DO Life Skills or DO Career Explorations, and through the IEP team process and/or through teacher recommendation, and are accepted through an application process. This two period class introduces independent job-preparation skills and workplace ethics. Students have a pre-technical experience to explore a few trades including food service and hospitality in the snack bar, woodworking in the wood shop, mechanics and hand tool usage in the bicycle repair shop, and basic horticulture in the greenhouse on a monthly rotation basis.

Diversified Occupations I and II

 

Students become eligible for this program by having been in Diversified Occupations for at least one year, and through the IEP team process and/or through teacher recommendation, and are accepted through an application process. In this two period class, students continue to develop job specific skills and self-assessment strategies to discover their strengths and weaknesses while setting future employment goals. Students continue to rotate through the snack bar, wood shop, bicycle repair shop, and greenhouse areas. When appropriate, students will have the opportunity to apply the skills learned in the program to a real-life job-site experience within the community.

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Diversified Occupation Advisory Board members:

 

  • Cathy Jordan

  • Doug Rines, Buckfield High School Case Manager

  • Jeannette Vanidestine-Lake Region Vocational Center

  • Kevin Warren, Vocational Rehabilitation

  • Frank Stoutamyer

  • Frank Maccarrone

  • Norma Smith

  • Brian Bean

  • Fred Steeves

  • Cheryl Lord

  • Denice LeBlanc

  • Lori Winslow

  • Nate Danforth

  • Cara Maloney

  • Bill Berger

  • Melinda Thompson

  • Brandy Seames

Instructor: David Knightly

Phone: (207) 743-7756 ext. 2109
Fax: (207) 743-0667
Email: d.knightly@msad17.org

Instructional Asst: Lori Winslow

Phone: (207) 743-7756 ext. 2109
Fax: (207) 743-0667
Email: l.winslow@msad17.org

Instructional Asst: Nate Danforth

Phone: (207) 743-7756 ext. 2109
Fax: (207) 743-0667
Email: n.danforth@msad17.org

PO Box 313

Norway, ME 04268

Tel: 207-743-7756
Fax: 207-743-0667

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