Prevention Supports and Services
Transition Support Services
Transition Support Services consists of three separate programs dedicated to supporting students as they prepare to transition to adult life, opportunities and responsibilities. The primary emphasis for each program is employment. However, as finding and keeping a job require many specific skills, these programs also address organization, time management and budgeting skills, post-secondary education options, workplace etiquette and work ethic, among others. These programs are PCOE's Transition Partnership Program (TPP), Kaleidoscope of Employment for Youth Success (KEYS) and WorkAbility l.
TPP is a partnership between PCOE and Department of Rehabilitation (DOR), serving students ages 16-21 who attend high school in Placer County and have a diagnosed "barrier to employment". Many of our TPP clients have Individual Education Plans (IEPs), but this is not required. The program provides one-on-one support with career exploration, pre-employment skills and job searches, possible paid job placements, help securing vital documents necessary for employment, and a host of other transition supports.
KEYS is technically a TPP program, but has some unique features: while it represents a partnership between PCOE and DOR, the collaboration also includes PRIDE Industries, whose staff work directly with the students. This program serves students ages 16-19 years old, attending school in Placer County, who have a barrier to employment. However, KEYS clients have experienced some type of out-of-home placement or homelessness. Many of our KEYS referrals come from Placer County Probation and social workers. This program also offers one-on-one support with all things job-related, as well as other transition-related resources and connections.
Students who attend PCOE schools and have active IEPs are eligible for WorkAbility l support, as well. Our WorkAbility l staff work closely with PCOE Special Education and Alternative Education staff to provide group and individual lessons focusing on career exploration and a variety of pre-employment skills. Some students will have the opportunity for a group or individual paid work experience, as well.
Prevention Services is proud of these programs and love what we do. Please see the Documents and Employees links for additional program and contact information.