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Transition Partnership Program

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Mission Statement

The mission of the TPP is to assist students with disabilities transition from school to employment.

Services Provided
  • Assessment of student needs
  • Development of Transition Plans from school to work
  • Linkage with local, state and national transition services
  • Networking with colleges and local trade schools for vocational training
  • Job placement and follow-up
Benefits to the Employer
  • Reduced recruitments and training time
  • Potential federal and state tax credits
  • Reliable employees
  • Low employee turnover rate
  • On-the-job training for qualified participants
  • Increased community support to participating business
Benefits for Participants
  • Job search assistance
  • Bus passes, uniforms, books and tools required for the job
  • Employment follow-up
Benefits to the Community
  • Increased tax revenue
  • Lower unemployment
  • Sustained employment for local students

A collaboration between PVUSD and the State Department of Vocational Rehabilitation helping to transition students from school to work.

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Incentives for Employers

If on-the-job training is necessary to supplement the client's qualifications, the Department of Rehabilitation will pay the employer a predetermined fee for training a client.

Services are available to assist the students with work site training in some cases.


During training and the first few months of employment, the Department of Rehabilitation counselors and career development specialists keep in close contact with participants and employers to assist in the adjustment process and to offer technical support to both students and employers.


For more information, contact your Career Development Specialist:

Aptos High School
Laura Salgado, CDS I
831.786.2100 ext. 2820

Pajaro Valley High School
Diane Steverson, CDS I
831.786.2100 ext. 2815

Watsonville High School
Zenaida Castillo, CDS II
831.786.2100 ext. 2823

Diamond Tech, Renaissance, Charter Schools, Alternative Ed.
Kristi Marquez, CDS I
831.786.2100 ext. 2831