DRS offers free summer training for young jobseekers with disabilities

Oklahoma

State Policies & Initiatives: 
Training/Capacity Building

~~“OKLAHOMA CITY – Career planning and on-the-job training will continue for Oklahoma students with disabilities when school ends, thanks to Transition School to Work.

Students from across the state are signing up for innovative job training programs offered free of charge by Vocational Rehabilitation and Visual services.

VR and VS are divisions of the Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services.

“We match up students in our Summer Transition Employment Programs – STEP for short – with paid, part-time employment in a career area they’re interested in,” Transition Coordinator Renee Sansom said. “Then our instructors and VR and VS counselors boost their confidence and develop the personal skills like problem-solving and teamwork that employers value most.”

STEP was previously known as iJobs.”

Systems: 
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
Topics: 
  • School-to-Work Transition
Date Enacted: 
06/03/2019
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