Oregon’s Transition Resource Handbook
“Nationally and locally, the educational system is focusing on college and career readiness— transition for all, including students with disabilities. This validates the need for all students to have a plan for their future as they leave school. Earning a living wage requires acquisition of skills that lead to post-secondary training and integrated employment.
By 2025, Oregon’s 40-40-20 goal aims for 40 percent of Oregonians to have a baccalaureate degree or higher, for 40 percent to have an associate’s degree or certificate in a skilled occupation, and for the remaining 20 percent without a post-secondary credential to have at least a high school diploma or its equivalent credential. There are multiple pathways to careers: on-the-job-training provided by employers, on-line educational opportunities, the military, apprenticeships, occupational certification, and traditional degree programs that are offered through community colleges and four-year universities are some of these.”
- Department of Education
- School-to-Work Transition