Thursday, 6 October 2011

Our newest Project- The Student Transition Program

The Student Transition Program was developed in conjunction with the Peel District School Board in an effort to assist Students with Disabilities obtain and maintain Co-op and Apprenticeship placements.
The Trillium Foundation has awarded the Coalition for Persons with Disabilities a two year grant as a pilot project in the hopes that the program will not only prove to be successful within the PDSB, but will then be implemented in school boards across the province in the years following the initial funding.
Some of the areas in which focus will be made is as follows:
  • Workshops for Students to motivate and inform about Co-op and Apprenticeship
  • Workshops for Co-op teachers and PDSB staff on developing opportunities for Students with Disabilities
  • Pre-Placement Counselling
  • Co-op Development
  • Post Hire Support
  • Accommodations assessments and implementation
  • Post Secondary Transitions Support
As experts in the field of assisting Persons with Disabilities, the Coalition will be a consultation service for the PDSB and will use whatever resources needed to ensure that Students with Disabilities are able to have access to the same employment preparation programs as their peers regardless of their barriers to employment.

If your would like more information regarding this program please contact Ryan Machete at 905-502-0565 ext 222 or Email:

Ryan Machete