School2Work is a unique and collaborative career development initiative that prepares Chittenden County high school students with intellectual and developmental disabilities for successful transitions to – and employment in – the competitive workplace.
Work addresses the disconnect between supports students have received in school and “adult services.” And it does so by preparing students for careers that are sustainable and serve the real needs of employers.
School2Work is coordinated through our nationally-recognized Way2Work supported employment program, in partnership with local high schools and area employers. School2Work staff engages students, typically during junior year, and works to develop individualized school-to-work transition to employment plans that considers:
- Individual student career interests and skills
- How to best incorporate career development directly into each student’s
Individual Education Plan (IEP)
- The needs of employers for skilled workers