The Poway Unified School District’s (PUSD) Transition Partnership Program (TPP) is a uniquely designed contract providing three Department of Rehabilitation (DOR) Student Services to students with disabilities who are identified as potentially eligible (PE). The contract services will be provided to students ages 16-21, which may include grades 10th, 11th, 12th, and Transition.
The PUSD Transition Partnership Program will focus on serving clients with varying disabilities from our five comprehensive high schools (Del Norte High School, Mt. Carmel High School, Poway High School, Rancho Bernardo High School, and Westview High School), one continuation high school (Abraxas High School), and one independent study program (New Directions).
Referrals to TPP will be made by school district staff (i.e. teachers, counselors, administrators, etc.), parents and/or the students themselves.
In collaboration with the DOR Counselor, the program will provide services to assist TPP student/DOR clients in:
- Job Exploration Counseling
- Workplace Readiness Training and
- Instruction in Self-Advocacy
TPP staff is available to provide instruction in the following areas:
Job Exploration Counseling
Job Exploration Counseling services provide an individualized, timely, and systematic process by which a student seeking employment gains knowledge of career paths and job opportunities and learns to identify strengths, barriers to employment, viable vocational options, and objectives necessary to achieve one or more employment goals. Job exploration counseling will be provided in conjunction with the counseling provided by the DOR counselor.
Workplace Readiness Training
Workplace Readiness Training services consist of instruction with curricular supports which will be provided in a classroom setting. Workplace readiness skills are a set of skills and behaviors that are necessary for any job. This secondary school instruction is intended to support goals and objectives and will typically be provided until the student exits the secondary school system, in accordance with the needs and informed choice of the student. Workplace Readiness training can be provided through instruction or other activities where the student can learn and apply the knowledge learned.
Instruction in Self-Advocacy services will be provided in a classroom setting to assist participants to effectively communicate, convey, negotiate, or assert his/her own interests and/or desires.
Transition Partnership Program