The experiences at the Transition Program are amazing. We learn how to open and close the store. and to be creative in the back end at Reach For The STARS. We students have made mugs, t-shirts, spirit wear, and many other things. It absolutely blows my mind on how cool it is to be in the Transition Program because not only are we doing production, we gain experiences by going out in the community and learn jobs at many different places like Big Reach, Goodness Grows, Marc's, Salem Regional Medical Center, Best Western Plus, and Salem Public Library. It is super cool to know that when we students get a job of any kind, we will have the knowledge on how to act, what to do and what not to do for the job.
Personally, I'm extremely grateful for this program. Because of this, I'm learning the ins and the outs of how to get a job, gain experience on how to do it, and learn daily living skills. I get excited to get up in the morning to come to work. Overall, this program teaches us students daily living skills and work related skills.
We are members of the CCESC Transition Program, learning to improve our work, daily living, and social skills through our store, gallery, and community invovement.