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Citation:  Grossi, T. & Thomas, F. (2017). Working with schools: What employment providers need to know for successful collaboration. Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation,, 46 (3), 355-359.
Title:  Working with schools: What employment providers need to know for successful collaboration
Authors:  Grossi, T. & Thomas, F.
Year:  2017
Journal/Publication:  Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation,
Publisher:  IOS Press
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Peer-reviewed?  No
NIDILRR-funded?  Yes

Structured abstract:

Background:  This APSE workshop shared one state approach to interagency collaboration for transition-age youth. The purpose of the workshop was to determine value-added by working collaboratively and share preliminary results of a school-to-work project.
Purpose:  Using a collaborative of employment providers embedded in schools to improve agency connections prior to leaving school and work experiences that lead to employment outcomes.
Findings:  Schools with an embedded Career Coach had students connected to Vocational Rehabilitation Services and other community agencies than the comparison sites. Students had more opportunities for work experiences, internships and paid employment prior to leaving school with the employment providers continuing services after school.
Conclusions:  By working together, schools and employment providers offer each other value in serving students and enhancing agency connections and employment outcomes.

Populations served:  Transition-age youth (14 - 24)
Interventions:  Other
Outcomes:  Other