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.