Day Program offers free two-day trial
STEPS Pathways College is offering young adults with a disability the chance to join classes as a part of the Day Program, ahead of 2019 enrolments.
The Day Program gives Sunshine Coast locals the opportunity to study independent living skills through the specially-designed curriculum.
The College, which opened in 2017, teaches young adults with a disability skills to make informed decisions and lead a life of their own design.
STEPS Deputy CEO Kerry Staines said the College is currently accepting enrolments for 2019, and the free two-day trial was a great way for students and families to experience the program.
“The Day Program is a great option for many young adults, especially school-leavers on the Sunshine Coast looking for the next step,” Kerry said.
“Our day students study the same topics as our boarding students, and they’re then able to go home and practice the things they’ve learned,” she said.
STEPS Pathways College is Australia’s first intensive training course of its kind, and the individually-tailored learning options are designed to help students achieve their own goals.
STEPS Pathways College Manager DJ McGlynn said the flexible learning environment is a big drawcard for many young people with a disability, together with their families and carers.
“One of our current day students started out attending one day a week, then two. He now loves it so much he wants to become a boarding student next year,” DJ said.
“We love being able to provide that opportunity for this student and his family, as his skills and confidence continues to grow.”
The free two-day trial is based out of the Caloundra campus and has limited availability and dates.