PAES is a vocational curriculum and comprehensive assessment tool that operates out of a simulated work environment. Students become the employees and teachers become the employers/supervisors. Prescribed and standardized work procedures are followed so that the students get the feel of real work, and at the same time, learn and explore new career/ vocational areas. Five career domains are covered in the assessment, they are: Business Marketing, Construction/Industrial, Consumer Service, Processing/Production, Computer Technology.