ABOUT PAES® Lab
PAES® – Practical Assessment Exploration System – is a transition assessment of employment potential for students with disabilities or other barriers that may prevent them from obtaining employment after they transition out of high school. PAES® is validated to predict employment potential in the future and can help to identify employment skills a student has or may need to develop to succeed in future employment.
The PAES® lab is designed to mimic real workplace settings, with the instructors’ becoming supervisors and students becoming employees. Students will explore jobs in five areas such as business/marketing, service, production, construction/industrial, and computer technology.
Students can benefit from the PAES® lab in a multitude of ways, such as being immersed in an experience that mimics a workplace setting, they are provided with many opportunities to gain soft work skills, and students are able to explore various career paths within the available components & vocational assessment.