School2Work is a youth career development and job placement initiative that prepares high school students with disabilities for successful transitions to the competitive workplace.

CCS coordinates this innovative and collaborative project, building on expertise and employer connections developed through its nationally recognized Way2Work supported employment program.

The results are meaningful jobs in the competitive economy – jobs that are rewarding personally and financially to the employee and that meet the needs of the employer or marketplace.


School2Work’s year-long program offers students:


  • Career exploration: work-site tours, job shadows, employment assessments, etc.
  • Work-based readiness training: informational interviews, resume building, soft skills
  • Paid work-based learning experiences: rotating internships
  • Job development/retention: individual plans for supported employment, job coaching, credential training
  • Job placements: the goal is for all students desiring employment to be employed as they transition from high school
  • Individualized services that are tailored to fit each student’s specific needs

A Collaborative Model:

School2Work is a growing collaborative made possible by local partnerships with community high schools, businesses, and Vermont Department of Vocational Rehabilitation.

It’s our partnership with local businesses that makes this program so robust, allowing students to explore careers, learn transferrable skills, build meaningful relationships, and gain job experience.

Internships (flexible from two to eight weeks) are funded through a grant provided by Vocational Rehabilitation.

Community Investment in School2Work


Want to participate or learn more?

Contact: Michelle Paya Employment Director     (802) 655-0511 x116

Email Michelle

Thanks for investing!

Thanks to our Foundation and Corporate Partners for investing in School2Work: