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