Transition Plans for Students
By Anita Mueller, Exeter-Milligan Special Education teacher
With the big push to include more transition activities in students' IEPs, Exeter-Milligan special education teacher Anita Mueller took a few students to Central Community College in Hastings for the Industry and Career Exploration Day. These students were able to choose three of the following careers to explore from the Skilled and Technical program areas: Advanced Manufacturing Design Technology, Auto Body Technology, Automotive Technology, Construction Technology, Diesel Technology, Drafting Technology, Drafting and Design Technology, Electrical Technology, Energy Technology, Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration, Heavy Equipment Operator Technician and Welding Technology. Students were able to observe and/or some even allowed them to participate in "hands-on" activities.
This picture is a mini excavator ran by a high school student who just learned to use it to pick up a ball from a construction cone and place it in a trash can.
This is a picture of high school students listening to the college students talking about a career in welding who were already out working about 32 hours a week at part-time jobs while attending college.