Way2Work Continuum

Way2Work Continuum

Individualized supports for lifelong career success.

Way2Work’s mission is to assist people with intellectual disabilities and autism find paid employment that is meaningful to them, valuable to their employer, and inclusive in the community.

Way2Work offers a three-phase continuum of individualized employment services that help Vermonters with intellectual disabilities and autism achieve long-term career success. This innovative program offers personal supports from high school through retirement: pre-vocational, job training and placement, on-the-job coaching, career development and even self-employment.

Continuum components include:

  • Bridging: pre-vocational supports for high school students
  • School2Work: supports for graduating or transitioning students
  • Adult Employment: ongoing career and self-employment supports

Empowered by Way2Work, people with intellectual disabilities and autism are achieving success in the competitive economy. Partnering with Way2Work, employers in all sectors are finding  workers that meet their needs for a skilled and diverse workforce.

Bridging

Bridging provides an academic-year experience to high school students with intellectual disabilities that includes pre-vocational skills building and career exploration as a key component. Bridging offers an incredible diversity of opportunities to connect with the community, as well as organizations and individuals that can serve as resources.

Students build the foundation, confidence, and skills to enthusiastically engage their futures for work and for life.

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School2Work

School2Work offers an array of hands-on experiences that prepare graduating and transitioning high school students with intellectual and developmental disabilities for the world of work. Students gain the foundation, comprehensive tools and opportunities to seek and attain employment.

A highly collaborative program, School2Work also offers valuable internship opportunities to local college students.

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Adult Employment

Adult Employment remains the “flagship program” for CCS, a Specialized Services Agency focused on employment. It has earned national “Best Practices” recognition and achieved the highest employment rates of any program in Vermont for nine consecutive years.

Over more than two decades, we’ve developed a model that has helped people with disabilities find not just jobs, but successful careers and even launch micro-businesses. And we’ve built robust partnerships with businesses in every sector of the economy, as well as schools, colleges, non-profits, and community members to make that happen.

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Learn more about Way2Work at CCS

Contact Michelle Paya, Employment Director (802) 655-0511 x120

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