AVS School

Registered under “The National Trust”
(Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment) 

Registered under “The National Trust”
(Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment)

Pre-Vocational Training

Pre-vocational training for special children is a crucial component of their overall development, aiming to equip them with the skills necessary for future employment and independent living. This type of training focuses on building foundational skills and fostering a sense of confidence and capability.

Here are some key aspects of pre-vocational training for special children:

  • Skill Assessment: The training typically begins with a thorough assessment of the child’s skills, strengths, and areas that require improvement. This evaluation helps tailor the training program to meet the specific needs of each child.
  • Basic Life Skills: Pre-vocational training often includes teaching basic life skills that are essential for daily living. This may involve activities such as personal hygiene, dressing, time management, and using public transportation.
  • Social Skills: Developing social skills is crucial for success in a work environment. Training may focus on effective communication, teamwork, conflict resolution, and appropriate social behavior in different situations.
  • Workplace Behavior: Special attention is given to teaching appropriate workplace behavior, including punctuality, following instructions, completing tasks, and interacting with colleagues and supervisors.
  • Motor Skills Development: Depending on the vocational goals, pre-vocational training may include activities to enhance fine and gross motor skills. This could involve tasks that mimic job-related activities to improve coordination and dexterity.
  • Exploration of Interests: Identifying the interests and preferences of the individual is essential. Training programs often incorporate activities related to various vocations to help the child explore and discover their strengths and passions.
  • Introduction to Simple Tasks: Children may be introduced to simple, age-appropriate tasks related to different vocations. This could include activities like sorting, assembling, packaging, or organizing, depending on their abilities.
  • Transition Planning: Pre-vocational training also involves creating a transition plan that outlines the steps and support needed as the child moves from the educational setting to potential vocational opportunities.
  • Community Integration: Activities that involve community interaction, such as shopping, using public services, and participating in community events, help build confidence and a sense of belonging.
  • Collaboration with Vocational Experts: Collaboration with vocational experts, job coaches, and professionals in the field ensures that the training aligns with industry standards and prepares the child for real-world work environments.
  • Family and Caregiver Involvement: Involving families and caregivers in the training process is essential for consistency and reinforcement of learned skills at home.

Pre-vocational training for special children is designed to be inclusive, empowering them with the skills and confidence needed to contribute meaningfully to society through vocational opportunities that align with their abilities and interests.