Goodwill’s Youth Pre-Employment Transition Services offers education and training for students with disabilities to promote successful transition from high school to post-secondary education (college) to employment.
The program prepares students to make a successful transition from school to the workforce and to achieve independence and economic self-sufficiency.
The program provides activities in these 5 key areas:
1. Job Exploration Counseling.
- Discussion of students’ vocational interests.
- Review of local labor market and in-demand industries and occupations.
- Non-traditional employment options.
- Identification of career pathways of interest to the students.
2. Work-Based Learning Experiences.
- Apprenticeships and job shadowing.
- Paid and non-paid internships and/or work experiences.
- Informational interviews.
3. Counseling on Postsecondary Opportunities.
- Gaining awareness of career pathways.
- Promoting participation in postsecondary education.
- Attending college fairs and tours.
- Accessing services and supports from agencies that assist people with disabilities.
4. Workplace Readiness Training.
- Training on communication, problem-solving, and other specific social and interpersonal skills as well as independent living skills.
5. Instruction in Self-Advocacy.
- Training on self-awareness, disclosure of disability, and knowing individual rights and responsibilities.
These services are available to students with disabilities (ages 14-22) receiving service under an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) or 504 Accommodation Plan.
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