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Life Skills

Life Skills Classes
The main goal of Mayland's FREE Life Skills classes is to assist adult students with improving their academic, workplace, and independent living skills in order to prepare for greater community involvement, increased independence, further studies, and/or employment. In addition to learning basic reading, math, writing, and technology skills, students work with trained instructors to practice money management, decision making, self-advocacy, community awareness, and other relevant skills for increased independence and learning. Adults with intellectual or development disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
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Life Skills Classes

Life Skills Classes

The main goal of the program is to assist students with improving their academic, workplace, and independent living skills preparing them for greater community involvement, further studies, and/or employment.

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Work Skills Academy

Work Skills Academy is a free entry-level training program designed for Occupational Course of Study (OCS) graduates and others who have barriers to traditional work who want to build their skills for entering the workforce.

Work Skills Academy students will build skills, make connections with local employers, and master specific job tasks. Over the course of the program, students will develop an Interview Portfolio documenting their achievements and the specific skills they have mastered.

Adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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Life Works

Life Works

The Life Works project is a service learning initiative of Mayland Community College involving students from the Life Skills and Work Skills Academy programs.

Students operate a nonprofit, simulated business in order to build academic, employability, and life skills through a series of entrepreneurial activities.

Students learn and practice these skills through the creation, distribution, and sale of a number of different hands-on projects. Some items are donated to local organizations, while others are sold as a fundraiser to support further educational opportunities for the students.

Scroll down to see some of the items that students create through the Life Works project.

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Christmas Cards

Christmas Cards

Featuring original artwork created by students.

3.5 x 4.45

$7.00 for pack of 10

Bath Products

Bath & Body Products

Hand soaps, sugar scrubs, perfume oils, or solid lotion bars.

Call us for current seasonal favorites

$3.00 each

Interested in Placing an Order?

Call us at 828.766.1285

Each item includes an informational tag explaining the project and hand-signed by the student artisan.

Holiday Ornaments

Holiday Ornaments

Variety of handcrafted styles and colors

$3.00-$4,00 each

Aromatherapy Necklaces

Aromatherapy Necklaces

Take your essential oil or fragrance with you on the go!

$5.00 each

Other Handcrafted Items

Other Handcrafted Items

New products are available throughout the year.

Contact us to hear about current favorites. Quantities are limited.