What L.I.T.E. Does

  •  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


    Materials Form for the Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) Southeast for Career Planning

    The Institute of Educational Science recently shared the newly created Self-Study Guide for Career Readiness in Secondary Schools and two additional documents. These two additional documents are Preparing a Career-Ready Student flyer by the REL Southeast and the Career Readiness: Preparing the Student infographic. The flyer and the infographic present practices to assist families and educators in supporting students in planning for careers. To view the self-study guide, go to To view the flyer, go to Student.pdf. To view the infographic, go to SE_Career_Readiness_Preparing_the_Student.pdf.

    New Middle School Transition Resource—Available in English and Spanish

    Project 10’s new resource, Middle School Transition Trail Map for Families, is now available in English and Spanish and can be found on the publications page of its website. To view the resource in English, Resources and References for the Middle School Transition Trail Map, go to Trail_Map.pdf. To view the resource in Spanish, Mapa de Ruta de Transición de la Escuela Secundaria para las Familias, go to Trail_Map_Spanish8.19.20.pdf. To view all of Project 10’s publications, go to DPage.php?ID=77.



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 August 31, 2020