Transitional Services

Our goal at Spring Run School is to provide skill-building transitional programs that allow students to work independently, while building confidence and taking pride in a job well done. 

Food Services

Pat Napolitan, Training Director


Through hands-on, practical experience in a cafeteria setting, our state approved re-training course in Food Services provides students with all the skills they need to successfully serve meals from start to finish. This program gives the student a very important level of self-sufficiency, while building skills that can lead to employment in the food service industry. The students are involved in every aspect of food service, including:

  • Food preparation
  • Cooking, grilling, sautéing, deep-frying 
  • Creating sandwiches 
  • Preparing, baking, and designing desserts
  • Serving meals 
  • Bussing tables and washing dishes 
  • Ordering, receiving & verifying orders
  • Cashier

Introduction to Building Trades (IBT)

Michael Walsh, Training Director


As part of the transitional/vocational program at Spring Run, Introduction to the Building Trades (IBT) teaches students valuable work skills in the area of general construction. Through our instructor’s careful guidance, many students have acquired hands-on skills such as:

  • Painting
  • Spackling
  • Sanding
  • Stripping and waxing floors
  • Installing flooring tiles
  • Installing ceiling tiles
  • General maintenance of light fixtures

Additionally, our students are shown how to read blueprints, measure and cut wood, assemble, sand, glue, finish and stain wood projects. From shelving units to laminated paneling to cabinets, picnic tables, benches, desks and counter tops, our students have successfully built useful items while also building valuable, marketable skills that can help them gain employment after graduation.

Office Technologies

Adele Lambert, Training Director 


Because no two students are alike in their skill and ability levels, the Office Technologies program, which is a state-approved re-training program, allows students to learn and work at their own pace. The program provides students with training in MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Access). The necessary skills to operate in an office environment are also covered, including:

  • Data Entry
  • Proper letter setup
  • Various report setups 
  • Proofreading 
  • Appropriate & effective use of E-mail & Internet services

Packaging and Assembly

Linda Hoff, Production Training Director
Cindy Whitman, Assistant Training Director 


The Packaging and Assembly Program gives students foundational skills while they experience real job situations. The training, tailored to the abilities of the student, addresses appropriate work behaviors, attitudes, and work ethic. Once the student’s strengths and needs are assessed, we develop appropriate techniques to help guide in the improvement of their work skills, allowing them to become capable, confident workers. The program offers real, hands-on experiences in:

  •  Assembly line work
  • August filling
  • Collating
  • General Assembly
  • Inspecting
  • Labeling
  • Material handling
  • Medical kitting
  • Packaging (single to multi-step pack outs)
  • Re-packaging
  • Salvage projects
  • Sealing (bundling, hand (include wafer) & L-sealing)


Career Paths

Our High School students can discover a career path through short-term unpaid internships offered by businesses and organizations in the local community. We help each individual student to build work experience and give them the tools they need before they move on from our school and achieve success in a job.