School to Work Transition FAQs
What is VR School to Work Transition?
The School to Work Transition program helps students train for a job, continue their education, and/or work after leaving high school. We are here to help you in your transition from high school to the working world, whether it's to find a job directly after high school, or continue your secondary education to pursue your career goal. We help students who want to work become better prepared for life after high school and find meaningful careers.
VR is confidential so you can work towards your dream job with your transition counselor and no one needs to know. Your counselor will help you develop the tools to sell your strong points to employers. We want you to succeed!
What does School to Work Transition offer?
- Financial assistance for training and education
- A checklist of goals and activities that help you move from school to adult life
- A focus on your needs, preferences and interests
- Counseling and job training to help prepare you for employment and life after school
- Living skills training and an outline of possible career choices
- Guidance and asistance through the hiring process until you are employed
Who should be referred to VR?
- All Students or young people with disabilities should be encouraged to apply for VR services
- Students who have an Individual Educational Plan (IEP)
- Students who have a 504 Plan
- Students or young people who don't need academic or physical accommodations in high school, but may need them later
- Students thinking about dropping out of high school
Who qualifies for the School to Work Transition program?
- Students 16 to 22 years old who are still in high school
- Individuals 16 years old and older who have exited high school
When should you apply?
- You should apply at least two years prior to finishing high school, which means:
- either at the end of your sophomore year or early in your junior year, or
- two to three years before graduation or exit for students staying until age 22
- At age 16 and older, if you are or will be involved in a community work experience
What happens after you qualify for transition services?
First, you will receive an updated evaluation, which can help you get academic accommodations in college, if you need them. Then, you and your counselor will discuss what careers would be a good fit for you. Depending on your career goal, VR may provide you with financial help for tuition and books so you can pursue a training program to get that good job.
How do you apply?
Call your nearest VR office or fill out a customer application and bring it to the VR office nearest you. You can find a list of VR offices at the VR Office Directory.
Customer Application (Word)
Aplicación Cliente (Word)