Project Employ training provides participants with person-centered employment planning strategies, identifies their roles as professionals, gives participants the opportunity to better understand the difference in service deliveries among agencies, and a chance to share ideas that will provide greater success for transition students to obtain employment. In addition, two full-day Person-Centered Employment Planning Workshops are conducted each school year, whose primary design is to help students and parents develop an initial draft of a Person-Centered Plan. Students are matched with peer mentors from Emerging Leaders Northwest (ELNW) for on-going technical assistance and support related to employment and education goals. Parents benefit from technical assistance and resources provided by Family and Community Together (FACT). Professionals are supported with technical assistance through direct interaction with Project Employ staff and technical assistance support contractors.
Submitted by The Arc of Oregon.