Student levels

All students come in as a Level A student and advance to the next level once they meet the criteria.

A level

Education training

  • Communication competency
  • Employment objectives
  • Work and personal safety
  • Full-time job coaching

Employment

  • Work a minimum of six hours per week
  • Three days per week in two-hour shifts

Independent living

  • Travel training
  • Food handler’s card

Course of study level

  • Connect with community resources
  • Job portfolio

B level

Education training

  • Communication competency
  • Build on level A skills
  • Budgeting

Employment

  • Expected to spend majority of day at job site or work experiences
  • Work minimum of 12 hours per week
  • Four days per week in three- to four-hour shifts at two or more work experiences

Independent living

  • Can travel to 10 unfamiliar community sites
  • Runs transition section of individual education plan meeting

Course of study level

  • Community classes with WorkSource and Clark College
  • Connect with community
  • High school and beyond

C level

Education training

  • Communication competency
  • Focus on job skills
  • Build on level B skills

Employment

  • Work minimum of 16 hours per week or paid employment

Independent living

  • Travel to 20 unfamiliar community sites
  • Live independently
  • Run transition section of individual education plan meeting and one goal

Course of study level

  • Connect with community resources
  • Video resume

D level

Education training

  • Completed levels A through C skills
  • Work independently

Employment

  • Work minimum of 24 hours per week
  • Full-time paid employment

Independent living

  • Can travel independently in the community
  • Recorded information on 15 housing sites
  • Live independently
  • Run transition section of individual education plan meeting and two goals
  • Run summary of performance meeting

Course of study level

  • Demonstrate honesty, reliability, respect for authority
  • Complete goals
  • Connect with community resources
  • Video resume

GATE vocational expectations

Work experiences help prepare students for working in the business world.

A level

  • All A-level tours will take place in September.
  • Each student is required to go on two tours.
  • If paperwork is not turned in, student will not be placed.
  • Students have two days to turn in paperwork once they are given the training agreements.
  • Insurance agreements will be signed at the spring open house.

B level

  • By spring, level B students will identify their fall work site.
  • Students will develop a bus schedule.
  • An insurance release needs to be signed.
  • By the second week of June, returning students will complete the check sheet, preparing their work experience.
  • Bus schedules will be completed before the end of school year for the next school year. Level B students then can travel train all summer to next fall’s work site placement.