VAST Academy Motto:“All that I can, I will.”
20 years experience empowering Houstonianswith intellectual disabilities to makeproductive workplace contributions.
Over 150 students enrolled at 2 campusesNorthwest CollegeCentral College
Rigorous 2 YearCareer Readiness Curriculum• Reading and Math Enhancement• Business Writing and Communication• Computer lit...
P r o v i d e sPost-secondary training for“differently-abled” individuals including:• Meaningful Workforce Credentials• Jo...
A w a r d s
N e w F r e e d o m I n i t i a t i v e A w a r dH.C.C. VAST awardedU.S. Secretary of Labor’sNew Freedom Initiative Award“...
Pictured at the Dept. of Labor in Washington, D.C.from left: Sue Moraska, Program ManagerJudy Embry and her daughter Nicol...
U.S. Dept. of Education awarded HCC VASTa $2.5 million, 5 year grantto expand transition programs forstudents with intelle...
T r a i n i n gH i g h l i g h t s
Opportunities include:• Vocational Certificates• Pre-college “Bridge” Courses• Career Readiness Credentials• Internships A...
• Office Assistants• Data Entry• Filing and Clerical• Receptionist• Mail Center ClerksOffice Skills Training Certificate P...
Office Skills Training CertificateRequired Courses:TERM I• Business Writing• BusinessCommunications• Intermediate Word• Po...
Employment TrainingInternship
Graduates can entera 10-week, 200 hourinternshipWalgreens Distribution CenterEmployment Training Internship
Employment Training InternshipHospital Clinic Staff• Exam Room Prep• Customer Service• Patient Transport• Patient Recordsh...
• Teacher’s Aide• Child CareEmployment Training Internship
• Office Clerical• Receptionist• File ManagementEmployment Training Internship
Interns integrate classroom trainingwith real-world experience
Host organizationsgainincreasedproductivityat no cost.
And morale boost -Interns’EnthusiasticPositiveAttitudesare contagious!
StrategicCommunityPartners
productive internshipand employment opportunitiesAND MORE . . .
• MD Anderson Cancer Center• Texas Children Hospital• Shriners Hospital for Children• TIRR• The Center• The Rise School• B...
To Become an Employer Partner Call713-718-6832Or e-mail Steve KologinczakEmployment Services Directorsteven.kologinczak@hc...
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VAST Academy Internship Information

  1. 1. VAST Academy Motto:“All that I can, I will.”
  2. 2. 20 years experience empowering Houstonianswith intellectual disabilities to makeproductive workplace contributions.
  3. 3. Over 150 students enrolled at 2 campusesNorthwest CollegeCentral College
  4. 4. Rigorous 2 YearCareer Readiness Curriculum• Reading and Math Enhancement• Business Writing and Communication• Computer literacy• Customer Service
  5. 5. P r o v i d e sPost-secondary training for“differently-abled” individuals including:• Meaningful Workforce Credentials• Job Readiness and Placement Assistance
  6. 6. A w a r d s
  7. 7. N e w F r e e d o m I n i t i a t i v e A w a r dH.C.C. VAST awardedU.S. Secretary of Labor’sNew Freedom Initiative Award“For it’s exemplaryand innovative effortsin furthering theemployment goals ofpersons with disabilities.”
  8. 8. Pictured at the Dept. of Labor in Washington, D.C.from left: Sue Moraska, Program ManagerJudy Embry and her daughter Nicole, a V.A.S.T. Academy graduateThen U.S. Secretary of Labor, Elaine Chao.Nicole is a full-time employee at Smith and Associates for morethan 10 years.N e w F r e e d o m I n i t i a t i v e A w a r d
  9. 9. U.S. Dept. of Education awarded HCC VASTa $2.5 million, 5 year grantto expand transition programs forstudents with intellectual disabilities.
  10. 10. T r a i n i n gH i g h l i g h t s
  11. 11. Opportunities include:• Vocational Certificates• Pre-college “Bridge” Courses• Career Readiness Credentials• Internships And Employment Assistance
  12. 12. • Office Assistants• Data Entry• Filing and Clerical• Receptionist• Mail Center ClerksOffice Skills Training Certificate ProgramCustomized training in Office Occupations
  13. 13. Office Skills Training CertificateRequired Courses:TERM I• Business Writing• BusinessCommunications• Intermediate Word• PowerPointTERM II• Intro to Office Skills• Spreadsheet/Excel• Career ReadinessWork Keys• Job Preparation b s
  14. 14. Employment TrainingInternship
  15. 15. Graduates can entera 10-week, 200 hourinternshipWalgreens Distribution CenterEmployment Training Internship
  16. 16. Employment Training InternshipHospital Clinic Staff• Exam Room Prep• Customer Service• Patient Transport• Patient Recordshandling to HIPPAStandardsINTERNSHIP
  17. 17. • Teacher’s Aide• Child CareEmployment Training Internship
  18. 18. • Office Clerical• Receptionist• File ManagementEmployment Training Internship
  19. 19. Interns integrate classroom trainingwith real-world experience
  20. 20. Host organizationsgainincreasedproductivityat no cost.
  21. 21. And morale boost -Interns’EnthusiasticPositiveAttitudesare contagious!
  22. 22. StrategicCommunityPartners
  23. 23. productive internshipand employment opportunitiesAND MORE . . .
  24. 24. • MD Anderson Cancer Center• Texas Children Hospital• Shriners Hospital for Children• TIRR• The Center• The Rise School• Brookwood Community• Memorial Assistance Ministries• City of Houston AdaptiveRecreation Center• Deogi Dog Daycare Resort & Spa• Rodeo Warehouse for HLSR• Spring Branch ISD• Sailing Angels• Crowne Plaza Hotel• Hilton Americas• Thornwood Elementary• CAPS• Houston Arboretum• HCC Child Care Center• HCC Mail Distribution Center• HCC Central College AbilityServices OfficeEmployer Internship Partners
  25. 25. To Become an Employer Partner Call713-718-6832Or e-mail Steve KologinczakEmployment Services Directorsteven.kologinczak@hccs.edu

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