It often feels as though the school bus dropped them off and now they are lost with no direction of how to tread forward. It is a scary and real scenario many youth and parents face every day as they graduate or age out of the school system. To help our area youth navigate this unknown part of their life, we offer School to Work programming.
BCS proudly works with the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) under the Department of Education to provide transitional services that help students with disabilities transition from a school environment to a work environment. The programs focus on career exploration, work readiness, self-advocacy, and social skills.
These services are provided, free of charge, to qualifying students who:
- Are age 15-21 and have a disability
- Have a disability that is documented by an Individual Educational Plan (IEP), a 504 Plan, or some other means
- Don’t need academic or physical accommodations in high school, but may need them later in life
- Are thinking about dropping out of high school
BCS offer’s the following VR youth programs to individuals within the communities we serve:
- Pre-Employment Training Services
- 20-hour Self Advocacy
- 20-hour work readiness program
- Career and College Counseling