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Transforming Employment and Post-Secondary Education Services to Transition Age Youth in Monroe County

Category: Formal/Informal Community Supports

  • Investment Partner: Human Support Services
  • Investment Location: Southern Illinois

​​The person-centered planning process will be implemented through the use of a Personal Outcome Measure Assessment.  All teachers, school personnel and HSS staff will complete training in Secondary Transition: Student-Centered Transition Planning, developed by The Iris Center at Vanderbilt University.  Coaches/mentors will be responsible for assisting the apprentices' with implementing their personal plan, implementing any necessary accommodations, breaking down tasks on a job, and learning to navigate/access public transportation.  Building Futures will also utilize the Microcredential Learning Management System, a resource through the ROE, which would provide an online certification in specific fields, increasing marketability of the apprentice.  Transportation training will be provided through the Local Transportation Monroe Randolph Transit. 

Contacts:

Ann S. King

Aking@hss1.org

Mariel R. Hamer

Mariel.Hamer@illinois.gov