Pennsylvania's Labor & Industry Office of Vocational Rehabilitation Transition Services Contracts

Pennsylvania

"The Department of Labor & Industry's Office of Vocational Rehabilitation today announced eight recipients of Transition Services contracts totaling $1.2 million.
 
Contracts are awarded to develop new and expanded innovative strategies and programs to provide transition services, including pre-employment transition services, for high school students with disabilities." 
 
"Labor & Industry is proud to facilitate the transition from education to job-readiness with this additional funding that will go a long way in ensuring that students with disabilities receive services at the appropriate time in their lives," L&I Secretary Kathy Manderino said. "This money will help young people with disabilities transition from high school to secondary education or meaningful employment smoothly and with greater success."
 
"The recipients will receive funding in one of two service types: The first, Transition Planning and Services for Students with Disabilities, will serve 15 high school students with disabilities per each awarded contract during the 2016 school year and additional months of post-graduation services. The ultimate goal of the project is to place a minimum of seven OVR customers who have the most significant disabilities in competitive integrated employment.” 
 
State Policies & Initiatives: 
Systems-Change Funding
Systems: 
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Workforce Development
  • Department of Education
Topics: 
  • School-to-Work Transition
Date Enacted: 
02/26/2016
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