Community Job Site & Vocational Training

Community Jobsites and Vocational Training

img_4496The greater Jacksonville community rallies around NFSSE’s vision to help our Transition students grow into the best versions of themselves through successful experience in the workplace. By maintaining real life work experience at local businesses, organizations and community service agencies, our students begin to understand the importance of professionalism, independent living and appropriate social interaction.

We are fortunate to team up with progressive leaders and companies in our community that help to provide our students with the foundation for vocational success in the future. Upon graduation, many of our students have gone on to secure employment with our business partners, including:

  • Jax4Kids
  • BEAM
  • Bono’s BBQ
  • Brightway Insurance
  • Burlington Coat Factory
  • Chick-fil-A
  • Goodwill Industries of Northeast Florida
  • Hope’s Closet Jacksonville
  • Humane Society
  • Jacksonville Jaguars
  • Jacksonville Public Library
  • Jacksonville Zoo
  • Jax 4 Kids
  • Longhorn Steakhouse
  • MOSH
  • Pet Paradise
  • Publix Super Markets/Neptune Beach
  • Publix Super Markets/Southside/Deerwood
  • Rad Dog
  • Sawgrass
  • Nutri Labs
  • Mark’s Episcopal Day School
  • Step Up For Students
  • Sulzbacher Center
  • We Rock the Spectrum

jessus-on-saladsOn-Campus Vocational Training

At North Florida School of Special Education, we have made a concerted effort to expand our curriculum and vocational programs and offerings. It was through the commitment to this vision that Berry Good Farms was born in 2011. Since then, BGF has grown to encompass various vocational programs including Horticulture, Culinary Arts, Berry Good Farms on the Go Food Truck, Mobile Market, and Barkin’ Biscuits.

Each Berry Good Farms micro-enterprise focuses on specific vocational training while emphasizing the importance of integrating a healthy lifestyle into the workplace. Our NFSSE teachers, job coaches and therapists assess each of our Transition students individually and construct a unique program that focuses on honing the tools they need to achieve personal success.

For more information on Community Job Site & Vocational Training, please contact Ann Atkins, Director of Transition & Post Grad, at 904-724-8323 ext. 238 or