Project Opportunity: Transition to Employment trains students with disabilities at a business or organization worksite and employs them at jobs as they become available at the business or organization where they are trained. The majority of the job training program occurs in the workplace. Rotation worksites and potential placements are identified through collaborative consultations. The participant/trainees rotate through these settings where they learn and practice the various skills and tasks necessary to qualify for a job in the workplace where they are being trained. These “rotations” are where the students also learn and practice transferable skills that can be utilized in a variety of jobs which might conform to their interests. A participant/trainee remains in job training only until he/she is determined to be ready to complete for an open position in the business/training site that fits their skills and abilities.
Submitted by The Arc of Davidson County.