Youth Transition Program
Providing transitional services for youth with disabilities to increase opportunities for an independent and fulfilling life.
Many young people successfully transition from adolescence to adulthood with the support of their families, friends, adults, communities, and schools. But for some youth, including those with disabilities, this time can be challenging. Additional assistance can be helpful to find the path to success. This is where the Youth Transition Program (YTP) comes in.
YTP is a unique vocational program offered by our school district in partnership with the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation Services and the University of Oregon. YTP assists students with disabilities in addressing barriers and challenges to employment so they successfully transition from school to post-high school opportunities.
Benefits to Employer
- Creates better-prepared workers
- Reduces training time and costs
- Creates a positive community image
- Reduces time-consuming and costly recruiting
- Creates potential to earn tax credits
Employers can help positively connect students to the world of work by providing various kinds of work experiences. By working together, employers and educators can ensure that students develop the work skills, habits, attitudes and knowledge necessary for future success on the job.
Benefits to Community
- Valuable school/community partnerships
- Participation in YTP increases the probability that young people will become productive citizens.
When students make a successful transition from school to work, it’s good for all of us-our community, our workplaces and, most of all, our students!
Benefits to Youth
- Referral to Vocational Rehabilitation
- Employment Services- Employment Preparation, Employment Placement, Employment Coaching, Employment Retention Services
Pre-Employment Transition Services
- Job exploration counseling
- Work-based learning experiences, which may include in-school or after school opportunities, experiences outside of the traditional school setting, and/or internships
- Counseling on opportunities for enrollment in comprehensive transition or postsecondary educational programs
- Workplace readiness training to develop social skills and independent living
- Instruction in self-advocacy