PA SEED Ecosystem needs a fairly immediate brainstorming session with another ecosystem who has any experience with technical education programs and students with disabilities. We are specifically interested in understanding your outcomes and metrics and potential impact and sustainability for a program like this. If there is anyone able to jump on a call today or tomorrow, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here is a summary of the project. PA SEED would like to have a 4-week summer camp for middle school students with disabilities at a CTE school. The camp would be 4 days a week with 3 hours per day for time in the technical lab and 1 hour per day for academic instruction related to the technical areas. The fourth day of each week the students will take a field trip to businesses where the technical skills are used in the workplace. The camp would have 4 technical programs for the students to experience. Students would spend 1 week within each technical program. The programs that we are considering offering are health occupations, internet technologies/computer programming, mechatronics and robotics and electrical trades.