Transition to Work is a program designed to assist students in the development of employability skills, work habits, social skills, and appropriate workplace behaviors. These skills are developed through work experiences in-house (CVCC) and at non-paid community-based sites.
Either section of this program can be repeated to meet individual needs as determined by recommendations of the IEP team, which will include appropriate consideration of program referral guidelines.
Annual re-application is required.
Who may participate? High school students with an Individualized Education Plan may apply. Placement in the program is an IEP team decision which includes appropriate consideration of program referral guidelines. A current IEP is required along with a transition plan indicating community-based employment as a reasonable outcome. Annual re-application is required.
How could I benefit from this program to enter the world of work? I will learn:
- To stay on task/persistence
- Good communication skills
- To follow directions
- To work independently
- Time management skills
- To handle conflict
- To accept constructive criticism
- The importance of a good work attitude, good work quality, and good attendance
What previous experiences will help students prepare for this program?
- Career awareness activities
- Non-paid, in-school work experiences
What are some typical Transition to Work AM non-paid, community based work experiences?
- Dining prep
- Animal Care
- Office Work
What are some current options available to me upon completion of this program?
- Adult services through the County Board of Developmental Disabilities and/or Opportunities for Ohioans with disabilities
- Employment in the community
- Placement in a CVCC program