what we do
Training & Curriculum
Unique curriculum designed to help you get your dream job and keep it! Whatever your destination might be, Take Flight™ can help you map out your journey to get you there, while identifying your crew that will support you to stay there! We will even plan for emergencies and alternate routes.
Founder, Annette Jett, MBA, is an ally to self-advocates. As a former restaurateur and caterer who has employed hundreds of people, she drew on her business expertise and personal experience as a parent advocate to create a curriculum that teaches high school students and young adults with disabilities on how to get a job and keep it. She now trains other educational and vocational consultants to deliver the same in other areas of the state and nation.
Jett believes that the key to success in delivering Pre-ETS is understanding not only ‘WHAT’ needs to be taught, but ‘WHY’ we are teaching it, and “HOW” to reach students regardless of their capacities or learning styles. Take Flight – Launchpad to Success™ is engaging and interactive, making learning fun for all students.
“I can teach 15 students in a room, or I can train others to teach 15 students each in 15 rooms in 15 states across the US. The intent was always to make the biggest impact on seeing greater post-secondary success for students with barriers to continued education and employment. So, the natural progression was to deliver training with the curriculum to those who could reach more students.”
– Annette Jett, MBA
Curriculum has been built on Canvas Instructure, an on-line learning tool recognized by major universities. With it’s flexible format, training can be offered over the web, complete with pre-set or live videos, discussion, conference and collaboration tools. And to make sure that your trainers are learning the specifics, assignments are given and graded by our curriculum specialists. Feedback is given for you and your trainers as well as technical assistance to problem-solve along the way.
Of course, nothing beats on-site, in person training. Our founder can come directly to you and even facilitate training with you and your students. All of our packages are customized designed based on your needs and the number of trainers you have.
Trainees can expect to spend between 20 and 25 hours over time for the first 3 phases of the Take Flight- Launchpad to Success™ curriculum. In addition, they will have unlimited access to the curriculum with up-to-date downloadable worksheets and syllabus for each program.
All modules will be offered in a Universally Designed Learning (UDL) environment which will include visuals, hands-on learning, kinesthetic and technologically-based instruction.
The program will deliver employment training services to high school students and young adults with disabilities whom are under- or unemployed. The goal is to increase their vocational and social capacities in community-based settings. High school students potentially eligible for services, ages 14-21, and others outside of this age range may qualify for services. The curriculum can service a cross-disability market segment including individuals with Down syndrome, visual impairment, autism, spinal cord injury, Intellectual Disabilities (ID), etc.
Other Services Available
Customized modules around Work-Based Learning Experiences and Post-Secondary Counseling for your area.
On-site visits, curriculum proposals for OVR and OFB, parent correspondence, marketing templates, problem-solving and Universal Design for Learning (UDL) strategies, etc.
Program Phases & Topics
Addresses Self-Advocacy, Job Exploration and Work-Place Readiness Training. Includes 8 modules* (10 hours of training)
Encourages Leadership Development, Socialization, Team-Building, and Peer-to-Peer Mentorship to further develop Self-Advocacy and Work-Place Readiness Training. Students will plan and implement a service project which gives back to the community. Phase Two includes 6 modules* (6 hours of training)
Students that have completed phases One-Two with confidence will be partnered with students entering Phase One, leading them as Peer Mentors, again with a strong emphasis on Self-Advocacy and Work-Place Readiness. Includes 4 modules* (4 hours of training).
For more information about curriculum, distribution and pricing, contact us. You may qualify for a free 30-minute consultation.