|Trumbull County Educational Service Center, in conjunction with 20 school districts in Trumbull County, makes Work Study Services available to all students in grades 9-12 who have an Individualized Education Program (IEP). Through a variety of services, the Work Study Program assists students in developing employability skills and making a successful transition from school to work. Participating students earn grades and credit toward through employment.
- The goal of the work study program is to help prepare our students to become self-supporting, productive citizens. Through a variety of services, the Work Study Program assists students in developing employability skills and making a successful transition from school to work. Participating students earn grades and credit toward graduation through employment.
- Work study coordinators provide students with ongoing support including periodic employer/coordinator evaluations of job performance, assistance with transition periods and interaction with community agencies. Coordinators also arrange interviews, match appropriate students to jobs, and provide employers with student information.
- TCESC work study coordinators refer all 10th grade special needs students for a vocational evaluation. The evaluation is conducted at the Trumbull Career & Technical Center. After the evaluation is completed, a post-evaluation conference (PEC), is held to share results with the student and parents. This conference assist students and parents in planning and preparing for the future.
- Students may elect to attend the Trumbull Career & Technical Center in their junior and senior year. Students continue to receive work study service after they are enrolled in a mainstream or special needs vocational program.
- Students in grades 9-12 may be eligible for in-school work experiences coordinated through the work study program.
- Students must meet the following criteria to receive community job placement services:
- Be at least 16 years old -- usually in 11th or 12th grade.
- Demonstrate employability skills.
- Receive approval of the IEP team and the Work Study Coordinator.
- Be released from all or part of the school day to work.
- Obtain agreement from both parents and the employer, who must complete portions of the Work Study Contract before enrollment.
Transition planning is provided to assist special needs students ages 14-22 in moving from high school to the real world. TCESC work study coordinators work with students and families to examine various options including post-secondary education, community employment, continuing and adult education, community agency referrals, adult service, independent living and community participation.