Indiana School-to-Work Collaborative
The Indiana School-to-Work Collaborative was 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 worked with students and families, their Transition IEP teams, and an Indiana Vocational Rehabilitation counselor to ensure students had internship opportunities before they left school. Additionally, the career coaches connected students and families with the state and local resources they needed in order to be successful in the world of work.
The study, Effects of Embedded Employment Resources on the Employment Outcomes of Transition-age Youth, was 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 Teresa Grossi at 812-855-6508 or firstname.lastname@example.org.