Secondary Transition Programs
Preparing students with disabilities to become successful workers requires hands-on experiences beyond what is offered in a traditional school setting.
Work Immersion Programs
IU13’s Work Immersion Programs focus on helping young adults with disabilities make a successful transition from school to productive adult life. This unique one-year immersion program serves students with disabilities who are in their last year of high school. With the goal of competitive employment, each student receives classroom instruction and hands-on experience through internships. Through their work immersion experiences, students also develop employability, social, and independent living skills.
Learn more about these work immersion opportunities for students:
- Masonic Village Work Immersion Program – partnering with Masonic Village at Elizabethtown – view program brochure here
- Willow Valley Work Immersion Program – partnering with Willow Valley Communities – view program brochure here
- Project SEARCH Lancaster – partnering with Lancaster General Health – view program brochure here and learn more through the video below
- Materials Handling & Logistics Transition Program – partnering with Lancaster County Career and Technology Center (LCCTC). Among the valuable independent living and employability skills to ensure successful transitions, students receive forklift training and certification, OSHA certification, and CPR/First Aid certification. View program brochure here, and learn more through the video below:
The School-to-Work (STW) program provides community-based training in real work settings. The program, which is available for high school students with disabilities, is designed to help students learn self-determination and functional academics, and to establish linkages to adult service agencies.