You've now completed your high school degree, college program, trade school program, or passed your NOCTI from BAVTS, and are ready to enter the work force! What does that actually look like? Where do you start? What do you need to know about yourself to be ready?

OVR application.pdf
  • Attached is the application to participate in the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR) services for the state of Pennsylvania.
  • These services provide a safety net and resources for all qualifying students from the time of graduation through the age of 62. Very worthwhile and helpful program!

This tool can be used by the entire team to look at each student's individual strengths and needs and then develop them into the transition plan to help support that student moving from high school to adult life.

Student_NOW workbook.pdf

This workbook offers tools for you to develop your employability skills, and much more!


When you apply for a job and acquire an interview, how will you answer the questions:

  • What are your strengths?
  • Why are you the best candidate?

Use this Activity sheet to help develop your own self-awareness of your strengths.


Check out this online resource to explore more information about becoming truly Employable!

Employability Skills Framework

Pennsylvania Secondary Transition Guide: This website, which is continually updated, provides youth, young adults, parents, and professionals with secondary transition resources to facilitate a young person’s progress towards post-secondary goals related to education, employment, and community living. Scroll through this homepage to find topics that are of interest to you.

Employment specific Information: http://www.secondarytransition.org/topic/employment