tran·si·tion

/tran’ziSH(e)n,tran’siSH(e)n

noun

the process or a period of changing from one state or condition to another.

Simi Valley Unified School District

Transition Partnership Program

Career Exploration - Work Experience - Interview Preparation - Resume Preparation - Job Search Skills - Self Advocacy

The Transition Partnership Program (TTP) is a federally funded program to help support the transition of our students from academic life to the work environment.

We serve selected students with special educational needs to provide them with the tools they need to succeed when high school is over.

TPP works with students to help them define the kind of work they would like to pursue and help them achieve their goals.

Our students are highly motivated and have clear objectives with regard to their future careers.

Helping students to succeed in the workplace through preparation, education, and on-the-job training.

  • Job exploration
  • Work-based learning experiences
  • Work readiness
  • Self-advocacy training

Support can continue after high school through the Department of Rehabilitation and may include job placement assistance and vocational training or financial assistance to purchase job-required tools or uniforms.

TPP Benefits for Business

The Transition Partnership Program offers businesses the ability to employ student workers (with subsidized wages) in exchange for providing the student with instruction and job training .

TPP screens and pre-qualifies the student applicants to make sure that the work is a good fit for the student and the employer. We offer motivated, polite and engaged workers who are eager to get on-the-job experience.

Your TPP representative will check-in regularly to be sure that the student is performing up to standards and to provide any additional support necessary to assure a positive work experience.

Employing directly from the local area is a great way for local businesses to develop a young workforce and strengthen their community.

TPP Benefits Your Community

Research indicates that students that engage in Work Experience while in high school become better workers in the future, find greater satisfaction, and often earn highter salaries throughout their lives.

Employment is more than just a paycheck. It’s an opportunity to test and prove your skills. Employment gives purpose and meaning to a person’s life. It helps individuals to become part of a team and their community.

TPP’s goal is to help students find their unique abilities and pursue a career that is fulfilling.

TPP Benefits for Students

TPP offers students the opportunity to explore career pathways, job training and work experience. Students work with an Employment Specialist to identify careers that will fit their unique abilities, skills and interests.

The process includes interest assessments, resume preparation, interview skills and online research training. Students focus on industries and occupations that they are passionate about and research the skills and education needed to pursue those jobs. Students are given practical instruction for locating appropriate employers, creating a relevant resume, and giving a great interview.

When available, we offer paid Work Experience (on-campus and in the community) to help students acclimate to the work environment and gain real-world skills that they wil take with them as they pursue their future careers.