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Transition Learning Center (TLC)

Vocational Training

Vocational training at NDSEC combines functional skills, real world experience, and student planning to help the student realize potential and gain the necessary skills to succeed after exit from high school. NDSEC Partners with local business, families, and community organizations to maximize independence. Instruction and experiences are based on the individual need of the student and include, but are not limited to:

  • Job Shadowing and Observation
  • Working at Vocational Training Sites
  • Long-Term Placement for Paid and Unpaid Student Workers
  • Interviewing and Conversational Skills
  • Job Seeking Skills
  • Career Exploration and Development
  • Development of Resume and Portfolio
  • Secondary Education and Linkages to Career Organizations (COD / DRS)

Employers of are students include all types of businesses, large, small, family owned, and corporate establishments.

A few proud employers of NDSEC students include, but are not limited to:

Animal Medical Center Itasca
220 Catalpa Avenue
Itasca, IL 60143-2028
(630) 773-2040
Arbor of Itasca Nursing Home 535 S Elm St
Itasca, IL 60143
(630) 773-9416
Bensenville Community Library 200 South Church Road
Bensenville, IL 60106-2398
(630) 766-4642
Bridgeway Christian Village 111 East Washington Street
Bensenville, IL 60106
(630) 766-5800
EdMar Grocery (Bensenville) 22 North Addison Street
Bensenville, IL 60106-2124
(630) 521-0919
Family Video (Schaumburg) 1833 West Wise Road
Schaumburg, IL 60193
(847) 895-1881
Itasca Public Library 500 West Irving Park Road
Itasca, IL 60143
(630) 773-1699
LegoLand (Schaumburg) 601 N. Martingale Rd
Streets of Woodfield
Schaumburg, IL 60173
(847) 592-9700
Sandman Enterprises 219 E. Irving Park Rd.
Roselle, IL 60172
(630) 237-2522
Marklund Resale Shop 490 Georgetown Square
Wood Dale, IL 60191
(630) 594-1489
Roselle Library 40 S. Park
Roselle, IL 60172
(630) 529-1641
Schaumburg Sports Center 1141 W Irving Park Rd
Schaumburg, Illinois 60193
(847) 891-1266
Sternberg Lighting 555 Lawrence Ave.
Roselle, IL 60172
(847) 588-3400
Walgreens 445 East Maple Avenue
Roselle, IL 60172
(630) 893-5171
Wood Dale Library 520 North Wood Dale Rd.
Wood Dale, IL 60191
(630) 766-6762
Thank you to everyone who helps to make the NDSEC program possible.