Building Inclusive Career Paths for Young Adults

A huge thank you to LA Parent magazine for the nice mention about Bridgeport Vocational Center’s career academies for young adults!

The mission of the Bridgeport Vocational Center is to guide and support our students with special needs in reaching their full potential toward independence during the transition to adulthood, focusing on education/training, community participation, and employment. Bridgeport Vocational Center believes that every student can achieve the skills to become successful and contributing community members. We seek to partner with families and outside agencies to create a real-life work experience that is motivating and leads our students to become competent, engaged, and well-rounded members of a global society.

Young adults can choose from one of six career pathways, including agriculture, arts media, child development, construction/manufacturing, fashion design/business marketing, and hospitality. Young adults will participate in the CTE Certification Program through Los Angeles Valley College or West LA College and work towards an apprenticeship/internship and/or job placement.

In addition to the Bridgeport Vocational Center’s CTE offerings, the Bridgeport School for students in K-12 grades can also start early vocational education in middle school and high school in of one of the six career pathways mentioned above, and then continue onto Bridgeport Vocational Center once they graduate from high school.


To Learn More

To learn more about Bridgeport School and Bridgeport Vocational Center’s career pathways program, contact The Help Group’s admissions office at 877-943-5747 or


View the full magazine and article here.