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Post-Secondary Work Program

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Preparing students for competitive employment,

with on job training through internships

Curriculum aligns with Florida Department of Education
Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (VR)


This exciting program offers UVA students a full year of internship opportunities at the Boca West Country Club. Students receive classroom instruction up to 90 minutes per day and work the remainder of the time.

As interns, they will participate in three consecutive ten week internships, each in a different department with options in Food and Beverage, Administration, Retail and Golf maintenance. 

Through this experience, they will be immersed in the culture of the Boca West community, building relationships and learning skills that will carry through life. 

The goal at the end of the program is for each student to obtain employment.

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  Enrollment information: 

  • Students must be enrolled in good standing with the Unicorn Village Academy
  • Student must be interested in increasing independence, confidence and self-esteem while learning competitive, transferable, and marketable job skills.
  • Complete application must be submitted prior to deadline.
  • Eligible students will be invited for a skills assessment, to be reviewed by selection committee

  Student Entrance Criteria:

  • Student must be at least 17 years of age
  • Student must meet eligibility requirements for UVA
  • Student must have independent personal hygiene and grooming skills
  • Student must have independent daily living skills
  • Student must maintain appropriate behavior and social skills in school and workplace
  • Student must take direction to change behavior
  • Student must be able to communicate effectively
  • Student must have the desire to explore transportation options, including public transportation when available, and be trained to travel independently
  • Student must have previous successful experience in a work environment (paid or unpaid)
  • Student must have the ability to pass a drug screen and felony check
  • Student must have immunizations up to date
  • Student must have the desire to work competitively at the conclusion of the program


This program has been developed through a partnership with Unicorn Children’s Foundation, Boca West Country Club, and Project SEARCH. Click here for more information.

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