Course of Study Topics

  • Safety
  • Self-Determination
  • Independence
  • Social & Communication Skills
  • Financial Skills
  • Technology Skills
  • Physical & Emotional Well-Being
  • Micro-enterprise Fundamentals

Digital & Career skills services are also available.

A Day at Project LIFE

A typical day at Project LIFE includes classroom learning activities focused on the course of study topics and 2-3 hours of work based learning experiences under the supervision of a qualified Instructor or Job Skills Trainer. Individual goals are also addressed based upon the needs of each student intern. It is recommended that individual goals be prioritized to focus on the specific transition-to-adulthood needs of the student intern in order to increase the likelihood of growth and mastery toward their future adult plans.

Project LIFE believes that all individuals, regardless of disability, will grow in independence when expectations for learning are raised. Job skills are assessed based on employer standards and expectations. Weekly job skill reports will provide data focused on individual progress. This data will help our student interns consider jobs they want for the future while providing them an understanding of accommodations they may need for future employment.

Who to Contact

Clare Hann, Transition Services Coordinator    |    412-632-1880 / 412-670-9182

Project LIFE Partners

Goodwill of Southwestern Pennsylvania’s replication of the Project Life program was made possible, in part, by funding received by The Friends of Butler Tech Foundation from the Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation, a non-profit foundation jointly funded by Mitsubishi Electric Corporation of Japan and its US affiliates, working to make changes for the better by empowering youth with disabilities to lead productive lives.