VOCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR INCLUSIVE CAREER EDUCATION (VOICE)

  • Vocational Opportunities for Inclusive Career Education (VOICE), is a partnership between Washoe County School District and DETR (Vocational Rehabilitation).  The goal for the program is to provide job related and transition skills/training focused on having our clients obtain competitive employment.  Clients must have graduated from high school and be a client of Vocational Rehabilitation to be eligible for VOICE.  Acceptance into the program is via the application process.  Entrance criteria was developed by in collaboration with the VOICE employer partners.  Applications are reviewed by a multi-agency team and include a review of current IEP, discipline and attendance records as well as either an observation or interview.
     
    Vision:
    Community perceptions will change when young adults with disabilities access Pre-Employment Transition Services, PETS bridging the gap between high school graduation and employment.
     
    Mission:
    To assist young adults with disabilities to obtain and maintain competitive, integrated employment.
     
    Cody Cushman with Governor Sandoval following his VOICE Program testimony at the Board of Examiners meeting in Carson City
     
     
     
     
    Susan Williams
    VOICE Program Administrator
    775-327-3940 ext. 35611
    775-857-3183 Fax
     
    Claudine Chaump
    VOICE Secretary
    775-327-3940 ext. 35610
    775-857-3183 Fax
     
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    Project SEARCH:
     
    • The Project SEARCH Transition-to-Work Program is a unique, business-led, one-year employment preparation program that takes place entirely at the workplace.  Total workplace immersion facilitates a seamless combination of classroom instruction, career exploration, and hands-on training through worksite rotations.  The program culminates in individualized job development.
    • The Washoe County School District is partnering with the United Cerebral Palsy of Nevada to pilot Project SEARCH in Washoe County.
    • Up to 13 students (ages 18-22 years old) will be able to gain employment preparation at the Atlantis Hotel in the 2019-2020 school year.

    Please contact Transition Services for more information

    775-327-3940

    Project SEARCH instructor: