The mission of Triangle’s School-to-Career program is to equip 16-24 year old youth with disabilities to achieve their career, education, and transition goals.
The School-to-Career team fulfills this mission by offering:
Hands-on Career Training
Students “earn their reference” and develop real skills by participating in small group and individual internships at community partners like:
- CAPIC Headstart Daycare
- Mystic Valley Elder Services
- Dockside Restaurants
- Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital
- Extras for Creative Learning
Career Development and Placement Services
Students participate in professional development trainings that focus on topics like Career Planning, Successful Interviewing, Business Math, and Professional Communication. These trainings are tailored to each student’s learning style and focus on practical skill development.
Students also work with our Career Specialists in small groups or a one-on-one basis to pursue, secure, and maintain employment in their field of choice. This year School-to-Career has helped 21 young adults secure at least part-time employment and Triangle has placed over 100 people start or continue their careers. We’re passionate about community employment. It’s what we do best!
If students are still in high school, School-to-Career staff partners directly with students, their families, and educators to help students pursue and achieve their Individualized Education Plan (I.E.P.) and transition goals.
We also provide opportunities for students to tour and explore post-secondary education institutions and participate in programs like the Inclusive Concurrent Enrollment Programs at Bunker Hill Community College, Roxbury Community College, and Bridgewater State University.
Connections with Community Resources
Students are connected with innovative initiatives like Triangle’s IMPACT:Ability abuse prevention training and EPIC Service Warriors program that are a part of our Youth Services program. We also collaborate with excellent programs like EMARC’s Recreation program and the Multi-Cultural Independent Living Center in Boston to help students connect with resources required to live a more independent, dignified life.