Brewster Technical College

Get Your Career In One Year

Programs for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities

There are 3 tiers of training offered
for adults with intellectual disabilities:

Job Skills

Career Exploration

Specialized Training

Job Skills Training Programs

Points of Interest

  • Class Meets: Monday – Friday
  • Program Requirements:
    • 18 years of age or older
    • Each program is up to 3 years in length (6 consecutive semesters)
    • AWD Daniel Hernandez 2Documentation of an Intellectual Disability; Dr. Evaluation/Assessment or IEP
    • $45.00 per semester

 

  • This training program provides specialized instruction to assist students to develop literacy, employability and work related skills. Lessons are designed to enable the student to participate in work and group activities.
  • Each class has an entrepreneurial component to enhance the student’s understanding of workplace processes as well as teamwork etiquette.
  • Site Locations:
    • Caminiti Exceptional Center, 2600 W. Humphrey Street, Tampa 33614
      • Class Meets 8:30 AM – 1:30 PM
    • Gary Adult High School, 5101 N. 40th Street, Tampa 33610
      • 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    • LaVoy Exceptional Center, 4410 W. Main Street, Tampa 33607
      • 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Career Exploration Training Programs

Reach and Stages

Points of Interest

  • Class Meets: Monday – Friday, 8:30 AM – 2:30 PM
  • Program Requirements:
    • 18-22 years’ old
    • May attend up to 2 years or until age 22
    • Documentation of an Intellectual Disability; Dr. Evaluation/Assessment or IEP
    • Successful screening score
    • $45.00 per semester for tuition
    • $20.10 annually for liability & accident insurance

Realizing Exceptional Achievements at a Community Hospital (REACH)

    • In partnership with BayCare St. Joseph’s Hospital, this program provides experiences in a hospital setting that will enable each student to explore career options, learn job skills, utilize public transportation and ultimately obtain employment as a self-advocating independent community member.
    • After touring the facility, the perspective candidate will receive an application. When openings arise, candidates will be called in for a screening appointment. At the screening the candidate will meet with faculty and staff as well as a BayCare department Manager who will collectively determine if the candidate meets criteria for the program.
    • AWD CulinaryOnce an individual has been accepted into the program,the first step is the HART Travel Training program to create the level of independence needed to access public transportation daily to and from REACH.
    • During the program the student will explore various hospital positions in 9-week increments.
    • Students have become employed at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Women’s Hospital and John Knox Village (BayCare)
      • Laboratory (Medical Lab Technician – Non Certified
      • Sterile Processing (Sterile Processing Technician – Non Certified
      • Kitchen/Cafeteria (Cashier/Food Service Representative/Utility)
      • Today Care Child Care Center
      • Materials Management

Plus, we’ve found employment for other REACH students at:

    • Pet Supermarket
    • School District of Hillsborough County (SDHC)
    • Walmart
    • University of Tampa
    • Busch Gardens/Adventure Island
    • Home Depot
    • NY Life Insurance Company
    • Lowy Park Zoo
    • Steps to Maturity Child Care Center
    • Fresh Market
    • Holland and Knight Law Firm
    • La Quita
    • Publix and Sweetbay (now Winn-Dixie)
    • Mike’s Pies

Successful Transition After Graduation for Exceptional Students (STAGES)

    • In partnership with the University of South Florida, this program provides experiences on a college campus that will enable each student to explore career options, learn job skills, utilize public transportation and ultimately obtain employment as a self-advocating independent community member.
    • AWDAfter touring the campus, the perspective candidate will receive an application. When openings arise, candidates will be called in for a screening appointment. At the screening the candidate will meet with faculty and staff who will collectively determine if the candidate meets criteria for the program.
    • Once an individual has been accepted into the program, the first step is the HART Travel Training program to create the level of independence needed to access public transportation daily to and from STAGES.
    • During the program, students receive career exploration and training at various work sites on USF's campus.

Students have become employed at...

    • USF Dining Halls – Aramark
    • Pollo Tropical – Aramark
    • Papa John’s Pizza – Aramark
    • Subway – Aramark
    • Beef O’ Brady’s – Aramark
    • Risen Roll – Aramark
    • Einstein Bagles – Aramark
    • USF Sundome
    • H.O.S.T. Morning/After Care Programs (SDHC)
    • STRAZ Center
    • Chick-fil-a

Specialized Training Programs

Points of Interest

  • Class Meets: Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
  • Program Requirements:
    • 18 years old or older
    • Proof of Florida residency (1 year and one day)
    • Documentation of an Intellectual Disability; Dr. Evaluation/Assessment or IEP
    • $20.10 annually for liability & accident insurance
    • Uniform shirts are required (prices vary)
    • Length of program is 1 year

Hotel Front of House Associate

  • In partnership with The Barrymore Hotel Riverwalk Downtown, this program offers technical training in preparation for work in the hospitality industry. The program will include but is not limited to providing technical skill proficiencies for guest relation services, lobby attendant, luggage handler, dish washer and catering set up. All training is gained through practical experiences.
  • The students are in class every Monday and at The Barrymore Hotel Tuesday – Friday
  • The cost of the program is approximately $3000.00.  Summary Sheet

Merchandise Handler Training

  • In partnership with Macy’s Department Stores, the program prepares the student for merchandise handling, inventory, stocking, tagging and organizing.
  • Each stores maintains a classroom at the store. Training is provided through classwork and practical experiences at the 3 area stores.
  • Students must be able to function independently and with professional workplace behaviors throughout the store.
  • The students are in class every Monday – Friday for 2 semesters
    • The cost of the program is approximately $2500.00.  Summary Sheet
    • Site Locations:
      • Brandon Mall; Class Meets 8:00 PM – 1:00 PM
      • Citrus Park Mall; Class Meets 8:00 PM – 1:00 PM
      • Westshore Mall; Class Meets 8:30 PM – 1:30 PM

Students have become employed at...

    • Publix Supermarkets
    • Local Movie Theaters
    • Beall’s
    • WAWA Convenience Store
    • Macy’s Department Store
    • McDonald’s Restaurants

Brewster
Technical College
2222 North Tampa Street
Tampa, FL 33602

TABE TESTING:
Tuesday at 8:30 AM
First come, first serve

TABE Test Resources
Photo ID required
Testing Fee: $10 cash only

CASAS TESTING:

Appointments must be made in person

Please call for information

813-276-5464

 

Photo ID required
Testing Fee: $10 cash only

About Brewster

Brewster Technical College is a public post-secondary technical college that is part of Hillsborough County Public Schools. Brewster Technical College offers hands-on learning that provides the relevant training and job skills required by business and industry.  In addition, Brewster Technical College offers adult basic education (GED, English language acquisition and Applied Academics for Adult Education).

Notice:
Information on this form is for Florida Department of Education reporting requirements ONLY. This information WILL NOT be used to determine program eligibility or admission. Courses and programs are offered as part of the adult education program of Hillsborough County Schools under the direction of the School Board of Hillsborough County.
No person shall, on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin or handicap, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity under the direction of the local education agency.

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