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Bridges

Bridges, an invitation only program, focuses on Community Based Vocational Education (CBVE) program at Magnolia. CBVE is a vocational training providing students an opportunity to work in the community for the purposes of non-paid vocational exploration, assessment, and training experiences. Bridges assist students in identifying career interests, assesses employment skills and training needs, along with development of employment skills and attitudes necessary for paid employment. Bridges students receive transportation to and from the vocational training site, approximately one to two hours per trip, from two to four days per week.

Magnolia School's teachers and job coaches provide post-high school instruction to promote employability and independence through unpaid work experience. This program serves students with disabilities who are 18 through 22 years old and have graduated with either a Special Diploma or Standard Diploma on Access Points. 

Vocational training sites currently working with Bridges are; Brookdale Assisted Living, Second Harvest Food Bank, Bill Frederick Recreational Park, YMCA, Quest North, Quest South, Primrose, Publix, and Embassy Suites, Bravo, Clean the World, and Burlington Coat Factory. 

For more information on Magnolia School's BRIDGES program, contact Lisa Rodenberry

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