As we talked with social services case workers and the judiciary that deal with mandated training requirements, we quickly realized that these skills have a much broader application for youth in transition programs
Pensacola, Fl (PRWEB) May 27, 2011
Smart Horizons, a leader in the creation and delivery of innovative online training, announces the launch of its Independent Living Skills program. Designed to serve as a valuable educational tool for community outreach organizations and agencies, as well as meeting the needs of the individual learner, Smart Horizons’ new Independent Living Skills program offers training in five important areas:
- Health & Leisure (Nutrition; Personal Hygiene; Lifestyle; Medical Needs; Alcohol, Drugs & Tobacco; Safety; Relaxation)
- Financial Management (Money Knowledge; Saving/Banking; Consuming; Taxes; Budgeting; Credit; Consumer Education)
- Career/School (Planning; Employment; Education; Resume and Interview; Work Skills; Study Skills)
- Relationships (Communication; Cultural awareness; Community; Sexuality; Personal Development)
- Life Skills (Decision making; Home management; Transportation; Housing; Dining; Legal Issues)
Smart Horizons’ Independent Living Skills program provides thorough, comprehensive training that addresses a broad range of critical issues in each of these five areas. Whatever goals and requirements need to be met, including those mandated by the legal system, the Independent Living Skills program is designed to meet or exceed those needs.
In addition to the consistency provided by Smart Horizons’ content/design excellence, this new program also offers students the flexibility of 24/7 online access, and Smart Horizons’ state-of-the-art Nexport reporting technology allows tracking of student progress on a daily, weekly or monthly basis.
Smart Horizons’ Independent Living Skills program has broad applications for foster care programs, guardian ad litem advocates, truancy courts, offender populations, case workers, social workers, judges, CASA volunteers, and more.
“We originally developed Independent Living Skills for young adults in foster care settings,” said Douglas Peterson, Director of Smart Horizons. “However, as we talked with social services case workers and the judiciary that deal with mandated training requirements, we quickly realized that these skills have a much broader application for youth in transition programs.”
Smart Horizons—The Smart Choice in Innovative Training Solutions.
About Smart Horizons
Smart Horizons (http://www.smarthorizons.org), a division of Advanced Systems Technology, is an online training provider based in Pensacola, Florida that offers courseware development by experienced instructional designers, customized programs, learning management services, and superior media design. Designated as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education & Training (IACET), Smart Horizons offers Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for its programs that qualify under IACET guidelines. The company provides a wide range of training services, including content development and hosting, product delivery, student enrollment, student support, and record keeping. With innovative programs that are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, Smart Horizons is changing the way companies train their employees, and enhancing the way individual learners achieve their educational and career goals. For more information, visit our Web site at http://www.smarthorizons.org, call our office at 800-261-6248 or email our office at info(at)smarthorizons(dot)org