The College Prep Experience is an innovative summer program for CBVI high school students who are planning to attend college.
This six week program is made possible through a partnership with Raritan Valley Community College, (RVCC). The program participants attend classes at RVCC while residing at the Joseph Kohn Training Center (JKTC) and upon completion earn five credits for transfer to the college or university of their choice.
The College Experience Course which is collaboratively taught by a Raritan Valley faculty member and a Commission teacher of blind and visually impaired students provides a comprehensive overview of strategies for negotiating college life. Each student is also enrolled in a course of their choice selected from the RVCC Summer Course Catalogue and has an opportunity to participate in a SAT Prep Course.
During their residence at the JKTC the students participate in lessons related to communication skills, independent living, assistive technology, career exploration, independent travel, and business principals and protocols. Each week students also have group discussions and attend presentations on a variety of topics such as college life issues, applying for scholarships and financial aid, and career planning. Discussion panels include professionals from a variety of fields, current college students, business owners, and former CBVI consumers who are successfully employed.
The program also includes recreational activities designed to promote social development and independence.
If you have additional questions or would like to apply for VR services, please contact:
Amanda Gerson, Coordinator of Vocational Rehabilitation and Transition Services Phone: 973-648-3660 or e-mail: Amanda.Gerson@dhs.state.nj.us