TEP sites or Transition Experience Programs are part of the LADSE Vocational Unit. TEP sites are housed in community business settings where students receive hands-on, on-the-job training, and work experience. On TEP sites, students work alongside professionals in the community and are supervised by the host business. Students are exposed to real-life workplace situations such as becoming part of a team, problem solving, and effectively using social skills. TEP experiences are one step below having a real job and are valuable learning tools for students almost ready for competitive employment. TEP experiences count as real work experiences and can be listed on a resume. TEP experiences can last either a full semester or a full year depending on the job site.