Learning, Growing, Living
One of the key mainstays of successful independent living is ongoing development through education. Employment & Community Options offers a variety of classes through its Independent Living Skills (ILS) services, a program designed to develop and foster independence.
These weekly classes focus on learning essential life skills and are held at four ILS housing sites located in San Jose and Sunnyvale. In addition to ongoing classes, workshops are held quarterly.
Classes feature a small teacher:student ratio of one instructor for every three students. This ratio assures students are receiving the required amount of individual attention that is needed to acquire the life and work skills essential to independent living.
All classes are held on a continuous schedule and some classes qualify students for a Completion Certificate. Students who meet the completion criteria may continue taking the course on a maintenance level or request a more challenging curriculum.
In addition to classes, quarterly workshops are held onsite and focus on Job Development, Social Skills and Etiquette, Money/Financial, and Organization.
Weekly classes focus on learning essential life skills and are held at four ILS housing sites located in San Jose and Sunnyvale. In addition to ongoing classes, quarterly workshops on Job Development, Social Skills, Etiquette, Organization, and Money/Financial are also offered.
|Adaptive Fitness||Mondays||4:00p – 5:00p||Vivente II|
|Advanced Reading||Tuesdays||5:00p – 6:30p||Vivente II|
|Anger Expression||Mondays||10:30a – 12:00p||Vivente II|
|Anger Expression||Wednesdays||6:00p – 7:30p||Vivente II|
|Computers||Tuesdays||3:00p – 4:00p||Vivente II|
|Computers||Wednesdays||3:00p – 4:00p||Vivente II|
|Cooking/Nutrition||Mondays||4:30p – 7:00p||Milagro|
|Cooking/Nutrition||Mondays||5:00p – 6:30p||Vivente II|
|Cooking/Nutrition||Wednesdays||3:00p – 4:30p||Stoney Pine Villa|
|Cooking/Nutrition||Fridays||3:30p – 5:00p||Stoney Pine Villa|
|Diabetes Awareness||Wednesdays||4:30p – 6:00p||Vivente II|
|Diabetic/Creative Cooking||Tuesdays||4:30p – 7:00p||Milagro|
|Healthy Living (Women’s)||Tuesdays||6:30p – 7:30p||Vivente II|
|Healthy Living (Women’s)||Wednesdays||5:00p – 6:00p||Milagro|
|Healthy Living (Men’s)||Thursdays||3:00p – 4:30p||Milagro|
|Money Skills||Mondays||3:00p – 4:00p||Homeport|
|Money Skills||Mondays||3:00p – 4:00p||Vivente II|
|Remedial Reading||Tuesdays||4:00p – 5:00p||Vivente II|
Classes are offered on-site at these locations:
South San Jose
5347 Dent Avenue
San Jose, CA 95118
East San Jose
2850 Rose Avenue
San Jose, CA 95127
STONEY PINE VILLA
267 W. California Avenue
Sunnyvale, CA 94086
Union & Los Gatos
5030 Union Avenue
San Jose, CA 95124