School To Work

What is School To Work?
School To Work provides transition programs and services for students with disabilities in grades 7-12, whose expected outcome is community-based employment. Training includes classroom and community-based instruction. 

Services are provided within the special education continuum of services, including indirect and direct teacher consulting, resource room programs, and special classes. 

The Arc offers a variety of programs to meet individual student's needs with the ability to customize these programs for school districts. 

Who is providing these services?
The Arc, Oneida-Lewis Chapter, in collaboration with Oneida-Madison BOCES, provides students with disabilities meaningful community-based integrative preparation for employment to assist with the transition from school-to-work. 

What will the student learn in School To Work programs?
• Life skills
• Independent living skills 
• Work skills
• Job retention skills
• Pro-social behaviors
• Career exploration 
• Job shadowing
• Internships
• College experiences 
• Preparation for community-based employment 

How are students transported to the programs?
School districts provide transportation to and from Arc program sites. The Arc provides transportation from program sites to community and work sites. 

Available in the following districts:
Adirondack Central Schools 
Beaver River Central Schools
Brookfield Central Schools 
Camden Central Schools 
Central Valley Schools 
Clinton Central Schools 
Copenhagen Central School
Frankfort-Schuyler Central Schools 
Harrisville Central Schools 
Herkimer Central Schools 
Holland Patent Central Schools 
Lowville Central Schools 
New Hartford Central Schools 
New York Mills Central Schools 
Oriskany Central Schools 
Remsen Central Schools 
Rome City Schools 
Sauquoit Central Schools 
South Lewis Central Schools
Town of Webb Central School 
Utica City Schools (Proctor) 
Waterville Central Schools 
Westmoreland Central Schools 
Whitesboro Central Schools

To learn more about the School To Work programs, please contact:
Brandi McCanney,
Director of School to Work and Transition Services
(315) 927-0127

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