Goodwill of Southwestern Pennsylvania is an approved Statewide Pre-Employment Transition Services Provider for the PA Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR).
Individual Services for Potentially Eligible Student Applicants and Eligible Students
Community Work Instruction (CWI)
Allows multiple students to do real paid work at the same integrated community worksite to connect school experiences with real-life work activities and future career opportunities. Students will have the opportunity to interact with other employees and customers with and without disabilities. Workplace readiness instruction through Goodwill’s JumpStart Success curriculum will be offered at the worksite.
Assistance with obtaining a PA State ID for employment purposes.
Job shadowing will provide high school students with disabilities a one to five day job shadowing experience, for a maximum of 25 hours per school year, in an occupation of interest within a community integrated setting. Students will be provided an opportunity to shadow employees and obtain an overview of the knowledge, tasks, and abilities needed to work in this field.
Paid Work Experiences
High school students with disabilities will participate in paid work-based learning experiences, which may include in-school opportunities, or experience outside the traditional school setting (including internships), that is provided in an integrated environment in the community. Students will be provided options for experiences to gain knowledge and skills needed to obtain competitive integrated employment or transition to post-secondary training. Competitive community-based work environments will be chosen based on the student’s location, skills, and interests. Students will be supervised by staff to ensure progress and safety.
To learn more, contact:
Jennifer King McCoy, Transition Services Coordinator