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College, Career and Internships

Creating and maintaining strong community partnerships are an essential part of Milestones’ transition planning. Our college dual enrollment and work-based learning programming provide students with authentic opportunities to develop future education, employment, and transition skills based on career interests and strengths.

Dual enrollment at Mass Bay Community College provides students with the opportunity to experience higher-education learning while still receiving therapeutic supports. Students enrolled at Mass Bay will earn college credit that can be transferred to many four-year colleges and universities. Individualized coaching is provided with fading support as appropriate in order to maximize independence.

Employment readiness opportunities can take the form of community service projects, volunteering, work trials, and/or internships. In addition, our robust summer program for incoming juniors and seniors includes a variety of targeted workshops to assist in navigating important aspects of the work environment while practicing critical on-the-job skills. Students participate in a four-week part-time field placement in an area of interest, totaling approximately 40 hours, with an ongoing emphasis on self-reflection, self-advocacy, and goal setting.

Milestones' Summer Seminar

Milestones’ Summer Seminar includes a variety of targeted workshops to assist in navigating important aspects of a work environment while practicing critical on-the-job skills. Direct instruction is provided on the campus of a local university in six employment domains – Communication, Enthusiasm & Attitude, Teamwork, Networking, Problem Solving & Critical Thinking, and Professionalism – and opportunities for generalization in both the classroom and real-world settings are provided. Students also participate in a four-week part-time field placement designed to develop professional behavior through learning, skill development, and generalization. The program concludes with the development of an employment portfolio including resume, cover letter, and self-reflections.