School to Work Transition
The Arc’s School to Work Transition Program
—giving young women and men the tools they need
to become adults in a complex world.
Thomas J. Sullivan
Employment Transition Center
Coordination: School facilitators and the school’s special services department meet with the student and parents to conduct a thorough assessment and develop a comprehensive service plan.
On-going Partnerships: constant contact between staff, parents and schools.
Customized Programming and Training: including job supports, situational and vocational assessments, and supported work placements.
Training options include:
Basic computer skills and internet safety Commercial kitchen and culinary training
Retail sales and related skills Landscaping and cleaning services
Agriculture/aquaponics Building a resume
Utilizing public transportation Interviewing techniques
Our experienced Job Developers continuously establish relationships with area businesses to identify training and employment sites in a wide variety of fields and disciplines.
Social Skills and Peer Advocacy: Our many groups and workshops stress peer interaction positive self-image, civic responsibility, and good decision-making skills.
Life Skills: addressed in all programming, and include money management, cooking, good personal hygiene, stress management, reading and writing skills, time management, and social/leisure skills.
"The Arc has been an all-around great program for Billy. He gets to build on his social skills out in the community by working at various businesses—and he gets paid for it! He also has a great time interacting with his peers and taking part in fun activities like bowling, museum visits and shopping trips.
Thank You, Arc!”
- Crystal W., Billy’s mother