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School to Work Alliance Program (SWAP)

School to Work Alliance Program (SWAP)

The School to Work Alliance Program (SWAP) is a partnership between the Weld County School Districts RE-8 and RE-3J, and the Colorado Department of Vocational Rehabilitation.

What is SWAP?

The School-To-Work Alliance Program (SWAP) assists young adults with mild to moderate needs in employment to become competitively employed and to achieve successful community outcomes.


SWAP is a collaborative initiative between:

  • Colorado Division of vocational Rehabilitation (DVR)
  • Local school districts and Boards of Cooperative Education Services
  • Colorado Department of Education
  • Area Businesses
  • Young Adults wanting to participate in today’s workforce

Is SWAP Right for Me?


If you have asked yourself:

  • What is next?
  • What do I do with my life?
  • What is the right career for me?
  • What jobs match my skills, interest and abilities?
  • Who can help me get ready for a job and find employment?
  • What tools will help me to be successfully employed?
  • Why do I have difficulties keeping a job?
  • Do I need additional training?

And you are:

  • Between the ages of 15 and 24
  • Working with or interested in working with DVR

Then you have a desire to begin taking responsibility for your future!

SWAP and DVR can help you begin that journey!


What can I Expect?


While in high school:

  • Career awareness, exploration and preparation
  • Work readiness skills training
  • Self-advocacy training
  • Guidance and counseling on career training and education
  • Work experiences

After exiting high school:

  • Job-seeking skills training
  • Job-search activities
  • Job placement
  • Assistance with workplace accommodations
  • Job coaching
  • On-the-job training
  • Job retention skills training
School to Work Alliance Program
Joetta Vallejos-Forsyth
Office - 303-857-7295
Cell - 303-598-1601