Florida State College Jacksonville & Duval County Schools
Project Achieve/V.E.R.T.I.C.A.L. (Vocational & Employment Readiness Training in Comprehensive Adult)
Project Achieve/VERTICAL+ is a partnership between FSCJ, Vocational Rehabilitation, and Duval County Public Schools serving students with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Participating students have either graduated from high school, or have received all their credits for graduation, but have decided to continue their education in a career/technical program via dual enrollment on a state college campus. There is no age maximum for project participants. Students may be supported in any eligible program offered by the college (vocational or degree seeking), including a specialized Workforce Certificate program: Career Education for Students with Disabilities. This initiative was established by a grant awarded to FSCJ by the Florida Developmental Disabilities Council beginning in 2011.
101 West State Street
Duval County Public Schools
Commission Council Occupational Education
Vocational Worforce Certificates
Area of Skill/Study:
Automotive Collision, Diesel Technology, Child Care, Welding, Massage Therapy, Electrical Technology, Facials Specialty
18 -22 years old, Students interested in vocational training. Students with a disability who have earned or are on track to earn a special diploma.
*Intellectual Disability *Autism
Varies from student to student
On the job training, Individual supported services that develop academic, career and technical, and employment skills.
Vocational Rehabilitation, Tuition waivers, Local School District funds
-Accommodations (note takers, tutors, readers, scribes, extended time on assessments, etc.) – Academic Remediation (instructional time built into classes to meet TABE waiver requirements; partnership with LTR or other non-profits) – Career Development Centers – Peer Mentors- (students who volunteer to assist students on campus, in class, or with social activities/outings)
Colleges, Post Secondary Education