Indiana School-to-Work Collaborative
The Indiana School-to-Work Collaborative is a five-year research project examining the effectiveness of a team approach to providing students with disabilities (those who have an IEP plan) with employment coaching and resources prior to leaving high school.
At five sites across the state, career coaches are working with students and families, their Transition IEP teams, and an Indiana Vocational Rehabilitation Services counselor to ensure students have internship opportunities before they leave school. Additionally, the career coaches are connecting students and their families with the state and local resources they’ll need in order to be successful in the world of work.
The study's official title is Effects of Embedded Employment Resources on the Employment Outcomes of Transition-age Youth. It is funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Community Living, (Grant #H133A130028).
Collaborative Site Features
- Collaboration of schools, Vocational Rehabilitation Services (VRS), and community employment providers
- Single point of contact to be a liaison between VRS and school personnel
- Personal student profile
- Immersed internship
- Student empowerment training
- Benefits planning
- Family training
Research Site Locations
For more information about the Indiana School-to-Work Collaborative, contact Faith Thomas at the Center on Community Living and Careers, (812) 856-2203 or firstname.lastname@example.org.