School To Work

School To Work

Transition programs and services in school districts for students with disabilities in grades 7-12.

Employment Solutions

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-Herkimer-Madison BOCES and Jefferson-Lewis 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.

School to Work programs are 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 Union Free 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
  • Waterville Central Schools
  • Westmoreland Central Schools
  • Whitesboro Central Schools

We're ready, willing, and able!

For more information please download our School to Work handouts above!

For more information, please contact:

Brandi McCanney, Director of School to Work
The Arc, Oneida-Lewis Chapter
(315) 927-0127

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