Work-Based Learning Experiences.
Our School to Employment and Pre-Employment Transition Services are designed to assist students in transitioning to life beyond high school both in and out of the classroom. From exploring job interests and developing necessary skills, to community based work assessments and internship opportunities.
School to Employment
Our School to Employment programs are designed to enable students with disabilities to smoothly transition from school to work upon graduation.
Beginning at age 14, this program works hand in hand with local school districts in NEPA. Upon graduation, students may continue to receive support through HRC.
Sessions focus on topics such as finding and gaining employment, resume writing, dress code and appearance in the work place, work place etiquette, and much more.
Students have the opportunity to gain a wealth of knowledge - developing skills that they can use to navigate the work force when they are ready. Assistance may vary with each student.
The Project SEARCH® Transition-to-Work Program is a unique, business-led, one-year employment preparation program that takes place entirely at the workplace.
Total workplace immersion facilitates a seamless combination of classroom instruction, career exploration, and hands-on training through worksite rotations. The program culminates in individualized job development.
The goal for each program participant is competitive employment. To reach that goal, the program provides real-life work experience combined with training in employability and independent-living skills to help young people with disabilities make successful transitions to productive adult life.
With pre-employment transition, students have the opportunity for work-based learning experiences and community-based work assessments coupled with job shadowing.
Students can explore job interests and develop skills necessary to obtain and maintain employment. Students will learn the value of communication, teamwork, problem solving, time management, and more.
Work experience is through an internship in a local area business. HRC works together with school districts to incorporate work experience into the school day and curriculum. This opportunity is free to the student and the school.
Student Intern Application
Project SEARCH® Fact Sheet