Vocational Independence Program (VIP)

  • Vocational Independence Program


    The Vocational and Independence Program (VIP) is a high school transition program with a focus on soft skills, independence, employment readiness, and integrated competitive employment. This holistic program provides hands-on work experiences at Cedarbrook Nursing Home and training in work essential skills, such as appearance, communication, job performance, and community-appropriate behaviors. In addition, the program provides lessons in Independent Community Travel (ICT) and Community Based Instruction (CBI) once a week, where interns go into the community to learn how to travel safely and efficiently, as well as practice taking public transportation and help develop age-appropriate skills for functioning outside the school environment.

    VIP Video 

    VIP Criteria

    VIP Informational Summary (English)

    VIP Informational Summary (Spanish) 

    2021-2022 VIP Intern Application Packet (Click Here)


    Click on the link above to download the application then enter your data.

    Save, Print and mail the application to Melissa Johnson or save and email the application to johnsonmelissa@cliu.org