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					 Vocational
Preparatory
Instruction
    What is VPI?
   Vocational Preparatory Instruction is a self-
    paced instructional program for students in
    career (vocational) education such as
    Corrections, Practical Nursing, Allied
    Health, Law Enforcement, Computer
    Repair, etc.
   It provides instruction in reading,
    mathematics, language arts, workforce
    readiness (employability), and study skills.
   VPI is beneficial to students enrolled in
    career (vocational) education programs
    who have not met basic entry/exit level
    test requirements or need to raise their
    basic skills levels.
    What Happens After
    Enrollment in VPI?
   Students are interviewed to determine the
    areas of study they need and to identify their
    individual goals. For certificate programs, they
    take the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE)
    in the required areas.
   Based on the test results and/or consultation
    with the student, a course of study is
    prescribed. Students may register for one or
    more VPI courses depending on their identified
    needs.
    The Way VPI Works

   VPI uses a programmed,
    diagnostic/prescriptive approach.
   Students receive immediate feedback on
    their progress, and there is always someone
    available to answer questions.
   All materials are self-paced and targeted to
    student needs and learning styles.
    The VPI Courses
   VPI0100 – Reading
   VPI0200 – Mathematics
   VPI0300 - Language
   Workforce readiness (employability
    instruction) is incorporated into the reading,
    math and language arts courses.
   As of January, 2009, VPI courses will change
    to 0 credit hours (currently, each course is 1
    vocational credit).
    VPI Components
   Reading Comprehension – covers skills such
    as recalling information, main ideas,
    inferences
   Mathematics – covers basic computation and
    concepts and applications
   Language – covers sentence structure,
    grammar and mechanics
   After successfully completing these courses,
    students should have mastered the objectives
    stated in the VPI curriculum frameworks and
    standards, available on the Florida
    Department of Education's Division of
    Workforce Development web site.
Other Areas of VPI Support

   Workforce Skills - Provides students with
    basic criteria for increasing their
    employability. The VPI Workforce Readiness
    Skills Checklist summarizes the areas
    covered and materials available.
   Study Skills – helps students hone skills
    such as test taking, utilizing resources,
    time management, etc.
Other Services and Resources
Offered in VPI

   One-on-one Tutoring for required courses
    (beyond basic skills) for students enrolled in
    career (vocational) education programs
   Mini-workshops on workforce readiness
    (employability) and study skills in addition to
    other specific topics. These can be held in the
    Academic Support Center or in the classroom.
Other Facets of VPI
   Jump Start – VPI provides math instruction
    for pre-nursing students participating in the
    Jump Start nursing preparation program.
   Providing specific remediation for nursing
    students in math and reading areas.
   Providing newly created materials for specific
    programs covering specific skills.
Other Facets of VPI
   Providing writing remediation for law
    enforcement recruits to help with report
    writing.
   Providing anatomical models for health
    related courses.
   Holding workshops on basic math and
    reading skills for Fresh Start students.
The Role of VPI

   VPI is the academic support system for the
    vocational classes at Daytona State
    College.
   Combined with the other services of the
    Academic Support Center, we provide
    students with the tools needed to succeed
    in their coursework and beyond.

				
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