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EP!C Classes Schedule – Fall 2019 Enrollment

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Pre-Employment

By the end of the 10 week course participants will learn how to job hunt using different methods, develop communication skills, learn the parts of an application and practice filling them out, interview basics and practice, safety in the workplace, hygiene and dressing for work, social skills, criticism workshop, and includes completing a resume for portfolio.

The purpose of this class is to prepare the student for the workforce with basic skills.

*Culinary, Horticulture & Technology classes will be referred to participate in this program after completion to focus on job development and possible placement upon graduation.

Horticulture

By the end of the 10 week course participants will learn basic gardening rules, safety, garden maintenance, planting/germination, harvesting, plant health and care,  participate in a field trip, and spend a lot of time in the EP!C Harvest garden and greenhouse.

Some types of employment opportunities could be working in a greenhouse or nursery (watering, planting, maintaining the greenhouse).

Office Operations

By the end of the 10 week course participants will gain: communication skills, explore entering the workforce, work on professionalism, review office-based skills, and learn how to work office machines.

Culinary

By the end of the 10 week course participants will gain basic cooking skills, learn kitchen safety skills, nutrition information, food prep, learn to follow a recipe, learn to make grocery lists, and read labels. Participants will explore industry careers, participate in a field trip, and apply for their food handler’s permit.

Some types of employment opportunities could be working in a commercial kitchen setting (bussing tables, food prep, banquet type hosting positions, buffet style).

Life Skills

By the end of the 10 week course participants will gain basic life skills for living on their own. Safety skills – including scams, strangers and disaster plans, kitchen safety skills, house cleaning, laundry skills, hygiene, lawn care, banking & budgeting and dressing for success. This class meets at our Lyons Court location in Peoria and participants will earn a certificate after completion.

The purpose of this class is to prepare the student for living more independently with basic skills.

Self-Advocacy

In this course, students will dive into the world of self-advocacy. We will talk about what makes you unique, learn about disability rights, and topics of how you can take charge of your own future.

The Art of Crafts

We’ll provide guidelines for students to complete a particular project while incorporating their own ideas and inspiration into their masterpieces. Through various media, our arts and crafts classes give a creative outlet that will allow them to work with a variety of mediums such as paint, clay, papers, and more.

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For more information or to send in an application contact Rachel Grys-Doan, Curriculum Coordinator, at rgrysdoan@epicci.org or 309-689-3669