The PAES lab is a career training program provided to students in our Life Skills program.


    PAES® is Training in:

    • Basic Generalizable Vocational and Life Skills that relate to most careers.
    • Skills needed for vocational training, placement and independent living.

    PAES® is Performance Based Assessments of:

    • Students Basic Generalizable Work and Life Skills
    • Students Work Interest and Preferences
    • Students Work Competitiveness
    • Students Work Behaviors

    PAES® Assessments work with most Levels of Special Education Disabilities, including Non-Readers.  PAES® Assessments can also be used for Middle School General Education students.


    PAES® is Work Exploration:

    • PAES® provides exploration through HANDS-ON experience providing real and meaningful career information and knowledge of what they can do.


    PAES® is Work Behavior Development:

    • PAES® assesses and trains proper work behaviors, eliminating many barriers to successful job placement.


     How Does PAES® Operate?

    • PAES® is a hands on Comprehensive Work Development Curriculum that sets up in a typical sized school classroom.
    • PAES® operates in a simulated work environment. Students become employees; teachers become supervisors. Strict procedures are followed so students get the feel of real work, at the same time learn and explore new career vocational areas.
    • Each area has a comprehensive array of tasks for the students to perform. The instructor monitors the tasks and provides feedback and assistance where needed.
    • Students are encouraged to become as independent as possible and are awarded for their progress. 
    • Students completing PAES® have a thorough knowledge of many job skills and have a better understanding of the real working world.
    • A comprehensive report is developed once a student has finished PAES®. This report can easily be used to develop Career Development Plans, School-To-Work Plans, IEPs and Transition Plans.
    • PAES® provides the foundation basics for School-To-Work Transition Plans
    • PAES® provides students with Real Knowledge that is relevant to their lives. Students are encouraged to become independent problem solvers and develop higher order thinking skills.


    Student Outcomes

    • Students who have successfully completed PAES®:
    • Know what they are good at doing
    • Know where their strengths are
    • Know work-related problem solving skills
    • Know proper work behavior needed on the job
    • Know where they are going
    • Know what careers interest them

    Educational Outcomes

    • When Students finish with PAES® teachers know:    
    • What skills a student can actually perform
    • If students are competitive with the real world
    • What type of special assistance will be needed for slow learners, and the physically challenged
    • What work behaviors students have and which ones they need to develop
    • How to write better transition plans, because vital information is now available

    PAES® Includes

    • Complete Curriculum Materials
    • On-Site Training
    • Complete Business/Marketing Activities Unit
    • Complete Consumer/Service Unit
    • Complete Construction/Industrial Unit
    • Complete Processing/Production Unit
    • Optional Complete Computer Technology Unit
    • Complete PAES® Behavior Inventory
    • Complete Computer Scoring Software
    • Applicable Data Collection Forms