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Thursday, December 3 • 9:20am - 10:10am
Collaborating Through Change: Portland's Employment First Seamless Transition Project LIMITED

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Limited Capacity seats available

Learn from Portland's Employment First Seamless Transition Pilot Project. We've been on a journey to increase the number of students exiting school transition programs that are making a smooth & seamless transition to competitive employment of choice. We have created a team approach to support students and families with this exciting life change. We will discuss our model, what has and has not been successful and how you might create a similar team within your transition program. Over 50% of the students exiting the CTC program in June 2015 were employed. Our panel will include a Transition Teacher, Employment Specialist and an employed graduate. OBJECTIVES: By the end of this session participants should be able to: In the end session participants should be able to: 1. Use practical strategies to facilitate collaboration between agencies or individuals tasked with seamless transition or creating competitive employment outcomes. 2. Recognize barriers that derail seamless transition outcomes. 3. Identify the essential features that underpin either a seamless transition or competitive employment outcome (e.g. roles and responsibilities, transportation, soft skills, motivation to work, work incentives, etc.).

Speakers
avatar for Heidi Dirkse-Graw

Heidi Dirkse-Graw

President/CEO, Dikrse Counseling & Consulting, Inc.
Heidi is President and CEO of Dirkse Counseling & Consulting, Inc., a company of 23 employees who mission is to bridge the gap between job seekers who experience disability and business by seeking both-win solutions to meet business need. | | In the last two years, Heidi and her team have been integrally involved in Oregon's Seamless Transition Pilot which focuses on working collaboratively with three different school districts to help... Read More →
avatar for Sarah Statham

Sarah Statham

Transition Coordinator, Centennial Transition Center
Sarah is the Transition Coordinator and teacher for the Centennial Transition Center (CTC). She has been teaching for over 17 years and has been with the Centennial School District since 2001. | The CTC has participated in Oregon’s Seamless Transition Project for over two years. This has given Sarah and the students of CTC the opportunity to develop a model and plan that can allow students to find their job of choice before leaving... Read More →


Thursday December 3, 2015 9:20am - 10:10am
Sunstone 1401 SW Naito Parkway Portland, OR 97201

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