"What is Transition?" Montana Office of Public Instruction “Secondary Transition"


“Montana Workforce Investment Act For an individual to be eligible, they must be between the ages of 14-21 for in-school youth and 16-24 for out-of-school youth, have a low income, and meet at least one of the following barriers to employment: For youth who are still enrolled in schools the following eligibility: (681.220 In-School Youth) • Must be attending school, including secondary or postsecondary school; • Be not younger than 14 or older than 21 at the time or enrollment; • Be of low-income and have one or more of the following: o Have a basic skills deficiency o Be an English language learner o Be an offender o Be a homeless individual which may include: - runaway youth, - youth in foster care or has aged out of the foster care system, - youth eligible for assistance under Sec. 477 of the Social Security Act, or - youth in an out-of-home placement. o Be pregnant or parenting o Be an individual with a disability o Be an individual who requires additional assistance to enter or complete an education o Be in a program to secure and hold employment. “

State Policies & Initiatives: 
  • Department of Education
  • School-to-Work Transition