Education & Training: Resources

Postsecondary education or training for a specific job is an exciting opportunity for all youth, including those with disabilities.  Going off to college or a new job is a great opportunity to learn new things, make new friends, further explore interests and practice living independently. Youth with disabilities may need to make additional preparations to be successful.

College Resources

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ACCUPLACER Practice Test is a free website that helps students perform well on the ACCUPLACER (Community College Placement Exam) . It features free interactive practice questions that include answers and detailed explanations. 

This site provides information, training, research briefs, Campus Disability Resources Database, and quick facts for students with disabilities in college.

This article defines "executive skills"  and suggests tools to help improve those skills.

This article outlines the difference between high school and college assistance for students with disabilities.

The Holland Codes is a system to classify jobs into job categories, interest clusters, or work personality environments. In the Holland Model, these categories represent work personalities.

Think College is a national initiative dedicated to developing, expanding, and improving research and practice in inclusive higher education for students with intellectual disability.

This website explains the difference between a diploma, degree, and certificate including advantages and disadvantages, requirements, and career options.

High School Exit

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As Oregon students work to be successful in their next steps (e.g. postsecondary education and training, workforce entry, career school, apprenticeship, military) the Department of Education is committed to ensuring a variety of options are available to meet all students’ needs.

NDPC has identified 15 Effective Strategies that have the most positive impact on reducing school dropout.

Training Resources

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Ten suggestions for how to take controversial issues on in constructive, thoughtful and sensitive ways. 

Required training to Managers, Owners, and all others who sell or serve alcohol in the State of Oregon

State of Oregon regulations require every commercial food worker who is involved in public food handling and preparation, to acquire a certified food handlers card.  This site provides the Food Handler Permits.

Vocational Schools

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The Job Corp  program helps eligible young people ages 16 through 24 complete their high school education, trains them for meaningful careers, and assists them with obtaining employment.

An extensive list of questions and answers about  automotive technology including, schools, certification, salary, career facts, online programs and more.

Information regarding beauty careers and how to find the right school for you, including what to expect, requirement to enroll, scholarships, costs and licensing requirements.

A listing of Oregon trade and technical schools, including cost, financial aid, credit, and ranking.

Vocational schools, also known as trade or career schools, and correspondence schools can be a great way to train for a variety of jobs.