Education for Employment (EFE) - (Career and Transition Services)

Education for Employment (EFE) is a course for high school students with disabilities that develops employability and job-seeking skills and empowers students to become self-advocates.

This course is modified from Virginia’s Career and Technical Education (CTE) Career Connections courses Education for Employment, Level I and II. EFE teaches students to make informed career and continuing education choices as they transition from school, gain technical skills, and adapt to the workplace. Students are taught ethical behaviors and career-research, job-acquisition, workplace-communication, self- awareness, self-advocacy, customer-service, and life skills. Students may also participate in community work experiences as part of this course. Students successfully completing two years of this course will satisfy the sequential elective requirements for certain diploma options.

What supports are available in EFE?

EFE teachers provide individual and small-group instruction in accordance with students’ IEP goals and objectives. When needed, job coaches are assigned to students to help facilitate their transition from the classroom to the business site. EFE staff members and employment and transition representatives monitor students’ progress and communicate regularly with job coaches and employers.

For more information about the EFE program, contact:

  • Your EFE teacher
  • Your school counselor
  • Your special education teacher
  • Your employment and transition representative
  • Career and Transition Services at 571-423-4150