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Florida State College at Jacksonville
101 W. State Street
Jacksonvile, FL 32202
Program Contact Ethel Still-Richardson
Phone 904-633-8456

V.E.R.T.I.C.A.L (Vocational and Employment Readiness Training in Comprehensive Adult Learning) training program provides supports to students with intellectual and developmental disabilities ages 18+ pursuing industry certifications with the support and employment skills training needed to succeed in the competitive workforce and lead a productive life. Students in this program will learn life skills and core academics, receive vocational training, and graduate with the ability to work in high-skilled, high-wage jobs.

Public or private: Public
Type of school: 4-year college or university
Is this program a federally funded TPSID program? Yes
Students in this program:
  • Have graduated or exited from high school
  • Are still enrolled in high school
Number of students: 6
School district or agency partner: Duval County Public Schools
Contact person: Ellisa Hayes
Deadline to apply to this program: Open
Requirements for admission to this program:
  • 18-22
  • Student must be a resident of the state where the program is located
Accepts out-of-state students?: No
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
Program length: Varies from student to student
Acceptance, Retention, and Completion Rates
Percent of students applying who are admitted: 100%
Retention rate: 47%
Cost of the program: Please see link:
Is this program able to provide federal financial aid as a Comprehensive Transition Program (CTP)? No
Students pay for the program in the following ways:
  • Private pay (student and family)
  • Tuition Waivers
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Funds
  • Local School District funds
Students take these types of "typical" courses (with students who don't have disabilities):
  • Typical college courses for credit
  • Typical college courses for audit
  • Typical Continuing Education courses
Students take courses that are only for students in this program: Yes
Information on special classes:

Time spent only with other students in this program: All of the time
Credential(s) students earn upon completing the program: Certificate in Career Education
The credential(s) is/are: Approved by Institute of Higher Education
Percent of students in this program have paid work while attending the program: 84%
Other career development activities are:
  • Internships
  • Volunteer work
Percent of students in this program that had paid work after exiting the program: 6%
We offer the following specialized credentials:

Training areas include:

Automotive Collision Repair
Child Care
Diesel Technology
Electrical Technology
Facials Specialty
Massage Therapy

Housing is provided to students: No
Students participate in student organizations on campus: Yes
Proportion of time spent only with other students in this program: 25%
Students have participated in these social/extracurricular activities and organizations:

Student Life and Leadership

Last updated: Monday, July 22, 2019 - 15:14