Addison Trail students visit Itasca Country Club for vocational experience

On March 13, Addison Trail students in Link 1 and 2 Pre-Occupational Skills/Vocational Skills classes traveled to Itasca Country Club for a vocational outing (pictured above).

During their visit, students toured the grounds and learned about career opportunities in the field. Staff members at the country club discussed the responsibilities, requirements and expectations involved with various positions, including taking care of the grounds, the pool, the golf course, the snack shop, the restaurant and the tennis and pickleball courts. The group had the opportunity to roll silverware, fold towels for golf carts, receive golf tips from a professional golfer and putt on the practice green.

The Link program is designed to provide tiered life skills and functional-academic instruction. The focus is to provide students with skills necessary for independent living and competitive employment in the postsecondary environment. Students benefit from vocational training/support integrated into their school day, as well as community outings to develop and practice independent living and self-determination skills in a real-world environment.