Career Preparation Specialist Services

Career Preparation Specialists

The Career Preparation Specialist provides students with career assessments, employment seeking and retention skills, and exposure to and exploration of potential occupations. Activities include: 


  • Disability awareness
  • Self advocacy
  • Acquisition of daily living skills
    • Social skills
    • Personal appearance
    • Communication
    • Budgeting
  • Agency awareness
    • Michigan Rehabilitation Services
    • Health Department
    • Community Mental Health
    • MiWorks!
  • Education Development Plan                
    • Xello


  • Site Visits
  • Job Shadowing
  • Functional Vocational Evaluations
    • Career Scope
    • Interest Inventory
    • Work Evaluations
  • Community Experiences
  • Post-Secondary Exploration
    • College visits
    • Vocational/Technical School visits
    • Career Expos
  • Education Development Plan
    • Xello (identify  post-secondary options)
  • Work-based learning
  • Summer Work (MRS)


  • Development of employment
    • Phone etiquette
    • Work habits/skills
    • Resume development
    • Job applications
    • Mock interviews/Interview practice
    • Time management
    • Behavior
    • Dress/grooming
    • Attitude
    • Ethics
  • Post-secondary preparation
    • College applications
    • FAFSA (financial aid)
    • Scholarship applications
    • Accuplacer (if applicable)
    • Learning Support Services/Disability Services
  • Connect student with agency
    • Michigan Rehabilitation Services
    • Health Department
    • Community Mental Health
    • MiWorks!
  • Acquisition of Driver’s License/State Identification
  • Voter registration
  • Selective Service registration

Explore CTE Programs

Agriscience and Horticulture

Audio Engineering and Video Editing


Aviation Science and Technology

Business Administration and Management

Construction Trades

Culinary Arts

Digital/Multimedia Design

Drafting and Design Technology

Energy Fundamentals: Lineworker Emphasis

Future Educator Academy

Graphics and Printing Technology

Health Occupations

Machine Tool Technology

Marketing, Sales and Service

PowerSports Technology

Public Safety

TV & Film Production and Broadcasting

Unmanned Vehicle Technology

Welding Technology

Woodworking and Furniture Making

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