Vocational Track

At Sober College we believe in teaching our students about real life. Finding a job or following a vocational path is part of our students moving towards independence in recovery.

Discovering Your Passion

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Students working at the BioClassics Work Shop

Sober College is dedicated to helping young adults become successful vocationally as well as academically. During a resident’s initial academic evaluation, we help each resident discover what areas of study or vocation are a good fit for them. If the resident’s passion lies in a particular job field we take steps to help them move in that direction.

Necessary Skills

Throughout the Sober College program, residents are learning life skills that will help them get a job and succeed. Our family-style living teaches residents to work well with others, and how to communicate with those around them.

Our residents learn:

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Students on their way to a job fair

  • Accountability
  • Time Management
  • Conflict Management
  • Proper Communication Skills
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Computer Skills

Job Search Preparation

At Sober College we encourage residents that are not full-time students to get a part-time, or in some cases, a full-time job. The Academic Department offers rotating workshops that offer training and preparation for entering the workplace and being successful.

Here are just a few of the workshops offered to our residents:

  • Writing a Cover Letter
  • Resume Building; Proper Format and Construction
  • Mock Interviews
  • Professional Communication
  • First Impressions; Appropriate Dress

Finding, and Keeping a Job

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Student at her first day of Makeup School

Once the preparation is done, our academic staff helps residents to stay on track with their job search by organizing interviews, coordinating transportation, and coaching them through the process. After interviews, residents meet with their academic coaches to go over the interview and discuss strengths and weaknesses and if necessary, go over what could be done better for future interviews. Once a resident is working, Sober College helps them with transportation and implementing the skills they have learned to be successful at what their doing.

Specialized Career Programs and Internships

Some resident’s vocational goals require education outside of the traditional higher education system. Sober College helps residents with interests in areas including but not limited to:

  • Automotive
  • Film
  • Music/Arts
  • Personal Training
  • Cosmetology
  • Cooking
  • Fashion