Pierce County’s School to Work Program is designed to assist eligible transition students in obtaining paid employment prior to exiting school. Students enrolled in the program will work directly with a supported employment agency; that will collaborate with the student, their parent(s)/guardian, school district staff, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) and the Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA). The goal is to help the student find a good job before exiting the school district’s transition program, thus make a seamless transition into the adult services system.
Students must be turning 19 and in their second to last year of eligibility for school services.
Students must have an open case with the Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA).
Students must be enrolled and attending a Pierce County High School.
Students must apply and be eligible for services with the Department of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR).
Students must have desire to have their own job in the community.
Students are encouraged to apply for benefits through Social Security Administration.