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Transition to Work

The Transition to Work program at the Career Center prepares students with employability skills for entry-level jobs.

This program is designed to assist the student who is in need of vocational training, but not quite ready for an intense, multi-skill program. The goals for students in this program are to learn necessary, basic work skills, and to begin involvement with work-based learning experiences.

The career-focused instruction is further enhanced by community partnerships with local organizations in relevant fields such as retail, building maintenance, housekeeping, commercial laundry, food service, customer service, manufacturing and health care.

The program’s business and industry partnerships allow students to receive on-the-job training while advancing his/her vocational goals. Students begin the program by spending time in the classroom learning the skills needed to be successful on the job. Once they’ve mastered the skills and are ready for a work experience outside of the classroom, students may have the opportunity to be placed on a job site.

A summer work program, which is an extension of the Transition to Work program, may be available to students who are ready for additional work-based learning opportunities in the summer. 

To enroll in this program, a special education teacher must utilize the Centralized Referral Process to review the IEP, Accommodations and Eligibility criteria. The student must visit and request to enroll in TTW.

Not sure if you are a good fit for this program? Each program has a list of recommendations to follow when placing students in classes called "SUCCESS INDICATORS". Students do best when their characteristics align with these recommendations.

Success indicators for all programs

Potential Jobs

  • Building Maintenance
  • Hospitality
  • Manufacturing
  • Hospitals
  • Care homes
  • Food service
  • Retail
  • Customer Service

Potential Careers with Income

Career Credentials & Certifications

  • Spartan Chemical
  • GCN Training
  • Career site (OSHA)
  • CPR / First Aid
  • Basics of Food Safety


  • Animal Care
  • Commercial Laundry
  • Housekeeping
  • Light Maintenance
  • Auto Detailing
  • Healthcare
  • Customer Service
  • Retail
  • Manufacturing
  • Food Service
  • Landscaping

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