students can benefit from exposure to the workplace as they plan
their high school careers.
Our program provides community-based vocational training to junior
and senior students. Our emphasis is on the development
of non-paid job sites, especially for students in the early stages
of training. As students approach graduation, increased emphasis is
placed on developing paid sites.
Our goal is
to prepare students for community integration and paid employment.
By linking schools and workplaces, students will be prepared to meet
the challenges of tomorrow. We focus on teamwork, punctuality,
cooperation, interpersonal communication, personal appearance,
attendance, introduction to the world of work, positive relations
between students and their community, career connection between
school and work-based learning, and heightening awareness of the
need for a continued education and business alliance.
enroll in Career Independence?
Junior or senior high school students who show a strong desire to gain employment
upon graduation from high school have the opportunity to participate in career exploration
activities, work place skills preparation and practice learned skills at a work site.
Students should be willing to work and show a good attendance history.
Work experience in the community, whether paid or unpaid, should be
an integral part of every student's school to work transition
with local businesses
local and area students in developing job skills
students actively participate in their communities
from business and industry leaders
an available pool of new workers who understand the needs and
expectations of their business.
profit margins in industries by reducing employee training costs
employers access to competent, trained, and highly educated
What staff members of
Career Independence direct the daily activities?
The Career Independence Program consists of one full-time
certified instructor and a part-time job coach. Students obtain
on-site job skills for approximately 1 1/2 hours per day, three days
a week. Transportation to the job site is provided by the program.
Two days each week, students stay in the classroom and learn
vocational skills, such as completing applications, participating in
interviews, writing resumes, leadership skills, interpersonal
skills, and intrapersonal skills.
How do I enroll a student
in the Career Independence Program?
If your school would like to enroll a student in the Career Independence Program,
call the Grand River Technical School
(660-646-3414) to schedule an interview with the student.
educational programs are those that produce successful adults.
Grand River Technical School adheres to a policy of non-discrimination
on the basis of
age, color, creed, handicap, marital or parental status, national
origin, race, religion, or sex
in admissions, educational programs, activities, financial aid, and
Chillicothe R-II School District
The Chillicothe R-II School District complies with all federal and state
laws prohibiting discrimination, including Title IX of the Education
Amendments of 1972 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1974 and
the American Disabilities Act (ADA). It is the policy of the school
district that no person, on the basis of race, color, national origin,
sex, age, or handicap, shall be discriminated against in employment,
educational programs and activities or admissions. Inquiries or
complaints concerning the Chillicothe R-II School Districtís
compliance with the regulations implementing Title II, Title VI, Title
IX, Section 504 or the American Disabilities Act (ADA) may be directed
to: Superintendent Office, Chillicothe R-II School District, P.O. Box
530, Chillicothe, Missouri, 64601. (660-646-4566).