What L.I.T.E. Does


    Future Pathways January 31, 5:30-7:30 ACE, 526 Appleyard Dr, Tallahassee




    The purpose of LITE is to prepare students for the world of work.  Work Ethics training is an emphasis in the curriculum.  LITE is a comprehensive four(4) year career development program for high school exceptional students.  It is comprised of two components:

    1. Cooperative Vocational Education-For students with a mild disability who may require aid in job development or training for a short period of time.

    Cooperative Courses:
    9th Grade-Career Preparation/Employablitiy Skills
    • Job readiness skills
    •  Non-paid work experiences
    10th Grade-Career Experiences/Occupational Training:
    • Career cluster exploration
    • Interest inventories
    • Non-paid work experiences  
    11th and 12th Grades-Career Placement/On the Job Training:
    • Paid work
    • Credits earned for job
    • Non-paid work experiences
    2. Supported Competitive Employment - For students with moderate/severe disabilities who require
         job development and job coaching.
    Supported Courses:
    9th &10th Grades-Selected Courses:
    • Community based instruction
    • Non-paid work experiences
    11th & 12th Grades-Supported Employment:
    • Paid work (as appropriate)
    • Credits earned for job
    • Non-paid work experiences

L.I.T.E. Staff Positions

  • L.I.T.E. Coordinator/Teacher
    Teaches on-campus curriculum, completes training agreements, collaborates with employers and agency contacts
    Employment Consultants
    Job development, job placement, mobility training, facilitates new hire process, coaches job site, collaborates with L.I.T.E. coordinators and employers
    Agency Contacts
    Vocational Rehabilitation, Agency for Persons with Disabilities, Leon Advocacy Recource Center, Job Corps., Adult and Community Education, Ability 1st, Easter Seals and others


Benefits of L.I.T.E.

  • Benefits to Employers

    - Employees with work ethics training
    - Impact students in a school- to-work program
    - Work cooperatively with the school system
    - Receive employee training assistance
    - Reduce training/recruiting cost
    - Provide job ready potential employees

     Benefits to Students

    - Receives training on the job
    - Develops work ethics necessary for successful employment
    - Helps to identify abilities and interests
    - Becomes aware of demands and responsibilities of   employment
    - Makes wiser career decisions
    - Improves self-concept

    - Provides agency access


    Benefits to Community
    - Better trained work force
    - Better utilization of community resources
    - Better student attitude toward community


Last Modified on January 21, 2019