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Text reads: Adults with special needs can benefit from continuing education both as a way to open doors to employment and as a way to develop in a social and educational setting. Vocational classes, college certificate programs, apprenticeships, and college classes can enhance the ability to secure meaningful employment and pursue personal interests outside the home.
Adults with special needs can benefit from continuing education both as a way to open doors to employment and as a way to develop in a social and educational setting. Select each tab to learn more. Many local school districts offer adult education courses that include basic education, English language skills, and specific vocational skill training. Trade, technical, or vocational programs tend to be shorter than academic degree programs and focus on specific occupational skills. Apprenticeship programs offer an opportunity to learn a trade while earning money. Participating in an apprenticeship program can help a worker progress up the career ladder. Community colleges offer a wide range of continuing education as well as degree programs. Many schools offer pathways to a four-year college or university. Four-year colleges and universities offer educational programs that lead to bachelors, masters, or doctoral degrees. When self-identifying, appropriate documentation must be provided regarding the special need and the college's procedures for requesting accommodations must be followed. Once identified as having a need for accommodation, it will be up to the individual student to discuss specific needs with each professor.