by Nick Randell, Program Officer
CCAP is the fruit of a partnership between North Shore Community College (NSCC) and Northeast Arc. College staff and faculty created a framework and curriculum, Northeast Arc staff will co-teach classes and support students in the field. [I decided it was okay to identify the key players here, letting the cat out of the bag secure in the knowledge that CCAP students will soon be expert in grooming and caring for that cat.]
Each vocational path will be limited to 8-12 students each year, though there are still a few remaining slots for this fall's first CCAP cohort. In the one-year program, students take three noncredit classes in their chosen concentration each semester. Right from the start, they also take internship-based seminars that offer eight hours a week of on-the-job experience.
CCAP builds on coursework NSCC already offers through it Project
Access: Bridge to the Future program. In
"Bridge" classrooms, 18-26 year-olds with disabilities learn the ins and outs
of going to college, sharpen social and life skills, study current events and
poetry, and explore personal and potential career interests. CCAP completes the puzzle for students that
are ready for real-world work experiences that can lead to meaningful employment.
Here's a link for more CCAP information and application materials:http://www.northshore.edu/ccap/programs.html
Go here to learn more about Project Access: Bridge to the Future: