It’s All About Work- Student Transition Program
It’s All About Work –Tier 1 and Tier 2 is a unique program that offers high school students the opportunity to obtain pre-employment services paid through the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services (DVRS) once a student completes one of the Tiered programs (paid for by the schools) described below.*
*To be eligible for full service, student will complete one or both tiers, is 16 years of age or older and has been referred to and opened a case with DVRS.
The Tier 1 and Tier 2 services provided by Progressive Center for Independent Living assist individuals with disabilities in identifying career preferences and preparing them for permanent, integrated and competitive employment. Course instruction will be provided at your local high school for a fee paid for by the school.
Tier 1: Planning for Adult Life: An Introductory Course for students ages 14 and up
Tier 1 is an introductory course designed for transition-aged students ages 14 and up. This course will assist in identifying future goals and planning for life after high school. Tier 1 is conducted in group sessions, to a class of up to 12 students within 8 session visits typically running 45-60 minutes. Course components will focus on:
Tier 2: Planning for Adult Life for students ages 16 and up
Tier 2 is designed to assist transition aged students in identifying career preferences related to interests and abilities. Participants will also learn about the adult service systems and skills needed for independent living. The course is designed provide information and materials to a class of up to 12 students, for 10 sessions each, 45-60 minutes in length. Components of this course include:
A LA CARTE Menu of Services available to students who participate in one of the Tiered programs listed above, is 16 years of age or older and has become a NJDVRS Client with an open case. DVRS counselor will refer student to service if deemed appropriate.
These pre-employment training courses offer a comprehensive focus of skill development in obtaining and maintaining competitive employment from creating one’s career path to workplace adjustments. All but 2 of the courses are provided on a one on one basis. DVRS will refer student to PCIL for these services. Download a PDF version of the menu of service for a complete description here.
Call PCIL’s Renee Pfaff (609-581-4500) to find out the steps in bringing this program to your school!