"You must do the things you think you cannot do."

~ Eleanor Roosevelt

Vocational Junior

Bellcate School’s Vocational Junior Program exists to serve Bellcate students ages 11-14, focusing on life and employment skills, development, and training. Bellcate School staff facilitate learning within established routines by providing direct instruction and guidance. Development and training opportunities in our Vocational Junior Program include, but are not limited to:

  • CSA’s (Community Service Assignments)
  • Bellcate Job Junior (school related daily jobs)
  • Workhorse Junior (introduction to seasonal landscaping)
  • Trades Junior (introduction to the trades)

Vocational Senior

Bellcate School’s Vocational Senior Program exists to serve Bellcate students ages 15-22, focusing on assessment, training, and evaluation toward the development of transferable life skills and employment skills. Starting at the age of 15 students will begin developing their post-secondary education plans with Bellcate School’s Transition Coordinator. It is through this process that student needs and interests are assessed and students are placed in related vocational senior training opportunities. Through these training opportunities, students will be evaluated and matched with their most successful work environment for participation in community-based competitive employment. Training opportunities in our Vocational Senior Program include, but are not limited to:

  • CSA Senior
  • Bellcate Job Senior
  • Trades Senior
  • Workhorse Internship (unpaid introduction to seasonal landscaping within a work crew)
  • Workhorse Paid Employment (a Bellcate School landscaping company that provides students with on the job direction and supervision working as paid employees)
  • Ravenscroft Apprenticeship (a three season, unpaid introduction to maple sugaring from installation to boiling)
  • Internship (through established relationships with community businesses, Bellcate students are provided unpaid opportunities to explore employment interests and develop skills)
  • Work Experience (through established relationships with Vocational Rehabilitation and VABIR, Bellcate students are provided time limited paid opportunities to explore employment interests and develop skills)
  • Paid Employment (through established relationships with community businesses, Vocational Rehabilitation, and VABIR, Bellcate students have the opportunity to obtain paid employment)

Testimonials

  • Gail, Parent

    ​”When you walk in the door at Bellcate it is usually a beehive of activity. There are classes going on, meals being made, artwork and schoolwork being hung in the hallways, maybe gardening going on out front. There are kids of various ages and all levels of ability/disability busy with their school tasks. It may… Read more »

    ~ Gail
    Parent