The Kutztown Area School District was awarded a $25,500.00 PDE Bureau of Special Education Transition From School to Community-Based Competitive Employment Grant.
The Kutztown Area School District was awarded a $25,500.00 PDE Bureau of Special Education Transition From School to Community-Based Competitive Employment Grant. The purpose of this grant is to improve, expand, and enhance competitive employment outcomes for youth with disabilities in the Kutztown Area School District. Students participating in the grant will receive additional vocational assessment, career exploration, instruction in employability skills, self advocacy skill development and travel training all leading to unpaid and paid work experiences.Through the grant, it is our hope to increase family engagement and community agency participation in the transition process. We look forward to expanding existing relationships with local businesses in an effort to identify high priority jobs and meet the needs of both students and employers within our community. We are asking interested community members to complete a brief survey to assist us in building competitive employment opportunities for our students. Please direct questions to Danielle Berger (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Erin Tenney (email@example.com). The survey can be found at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/7CBL73P