Community-Based Training (CBT) is a Florence School District One program involving students from West Florence, South Florence, and Wilson high school. The intent of the program is to teach students quality work habits and skills. Students who are enrolled in Community-Based Training Experience (Mrs. Heiden) or Employment Transition (Mr. Biddy) are eligible to work at various job sites in the community. Students are required to complete 75 CBT hours and 100 paid hours. Job sites are assigned to students based on their interest, ability, and career cluster. Types of businesses who partner with our program include retail, foodservice, general laborer, etc.
Students are eligible to work at a job site in the morning (9am - 11am) or in the afternoon (12:35pm - 1:35pm). We have three transition assistants who transport and monitor students at each business site. The role of the assistant is to ensure the student is learning quality work behaviors, work skills, following workplace rules, as well as to serve as a liaison between the manager and student.