The PAES (PRACTICAL ASSESSMENT EXPLORATION SYSTEM) is designed to use a classroom or a community site as a work development lab where students become employees and teachers become employers. This lab is used to assess a student's competitive work potential and interest level, while simultaneously exploring various jobs, using real tools, and developing proper work behaviors in the following five areas:

  • computer technology
  • construction/industrial
  • processing/production
  • consumer/service
  • business/marketing

The PAES lab is located at our Western Row Campus.  We are currently providing opportunities for our Social Communication students as well as students from the WCESC Learning Center.  Future plans include opening a second PAES lab to provide opportunities for students within school districts to participate. Check out some of the students participating in the lab:

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