By: Joshua Gras, Writer / Follow South Jersey News Reporting Intern
VINELAND, N.J. — Rowan College of South Jersey’s Cumberland campus will hold two info sessions for students to learn about its Adult Center for Transiti (ACT) on April 21 and 26. The college hopes that these sessions will allow students with disabilities as well as their families to discover what the program provides.
Students with disabilities can learn essential traits such as socialization and vocational skills to help them after their academic career is finished. The school wants students in the program to learn how to become independent members of society, and this includes learning how to transition into the workforce.
All students in the ACT are automatically placed in the Employment First program, which lets students try out different jobs, link to community-based careers, and other benefits that are explained in more detail throughout the info sessions. Students who are eligible may also receive financial assistance to participate in the program, which starts next fall at RCSJ-Cumberland.
Both info sessions will start at 6:30 p.m. and last one hour. Attending the session is free, but registration for the event is still required.
In addition to prospective students, the school also encourages educational professionals to attend to learn more about what the ACT can offer.
Those interested in the sessions can find further information about the program and can register for a session here.
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This article was produced by a Follow South Jersey news intern thanks to a grant provided by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation through the New Jersey Health Initiatives program to create hyper-local news to meet the informational and health needs of the City of Bridgeton, N.J.