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Contracts create Pennsylvania jobs

Posted on June 3, 2016

Transition services contracts are helping to bolster Pennsylvania jobs.

The Department of Labor & Industry’s Office of Vocational Rehabilitation announced eight recipients of Transition Services contracts totaling $1.2 million.

“Labor & Industry is proud to facilitate the transition from education to job-readiness with this additional funding that will go a long way in ensuring that students with disabilities receive services at the appropriate time in their lives,” L&I Secretary Kathy Manderino said. “This money will help young people with disabilities transition from high school to secondary education or meaningful employment smoothly and with greater success.”
The recipients will receive funding in one of two service types: The first, Transition Planning and Services for Students with Disabilities, will serve 15 high school students with disabilities per each awarded contract during the 2016 school year and additional months of post-graduation services.
The ultimate goal of the project is to place a minimum of seven OVR customers who have the most significant disabilities in competitive integrated employment.
The second, Pre-Employment Transition Services for Students with Disabilities, will serve 25 students with disabilities per each awarded contract in a local OVR district office area during the 2016 school year.
This project will provide eligible students with disabilities with pre-employment transition services and will result in the successful transition of at least 19 students served from high school to competitive integrated employment or post-secondary education.
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