Category Archives for "Transition Services"

Nov 28

Lynchburg Va. Project SEARCH Student Lands Dream Job

By Stand Up, Inc. | Transition Services

Patrons of Blackwater Coffee Company wait patiently in line as a young dark-haired man prepares a list of drinks made to order. He maintains a pleasant demeanor, even as the line at the counter inches out into the mall's open area. They see his sharp, precise movements as he skillfully mixes various liquids together, pouring them in their cups without spilling a drop. This Lynchburg Va. Project SEARCH student's movements bring to mind a well-oiled machine, dutifully completing each task in a quick, timely manner.

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Aug 22

STEP–Students and Parents

By Stand Up, Inc. | Transition Services

What is STEP?

STEP (Student Transition Employment Program) is a partnership between Stand Up Inc., local city or county high schools, and community businesses. It is designed to aid participants in learning the necessary skills to become successful in a competitive workplace environment. Through various classroom and hands-on learning experiences, the students will leave the program having learned valuable social skills, interpersonal communication skills, work ethics, safety training, and many other concepts related to the workforce. 

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Mar 04

Supported Employment In Southwest Virginia

By Stand Up, Inc. | Business Development

Stand Up, Inc. began offering supported employment in Southwest Virginia at the beginning of February 2014. Stand Up is  a service provider for the Department of Aging and Rehabilitative Services (DARS) and will be working with their offices in Wytheville, Marion and Galax. Stand Up will be expanding their services to include Abingdon, Pounding Mill and Norton Virginia in the near future

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Mar 25

Transition Services For Students With Disabilities

By Stand Up, Inc. | Transition Services

Effective transition services for students with disabilities are essential for their success in the workplace after high school.

Virginia supported employment provider Stand Up, Inc. has developed a curriculum that has been adopted in many Virginia school systems which makes the difficult transition from school to work much easier.

Stand Up calls it's program STEP (Student Transition Employment Program.) It is a partnership between local city or county high schools and community businesses.

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Mar 08

Businesses Partner With Local Schools to Produce Employees of the Future

By Stand Up, Inc. | Transition Services

The STEP Program (Student Transition Employment Program) is a partnership between local city or county high schools and community businesses.

It is designed to aid participants in learning the necessary skills to become successful in a competitive workplace environment. Through various classroom and hands-on learning experiences, the students will leave the program having learned valuable social skills, interpersonal communication skills, work ethics, safety training, and many other concepts related to the workforce.

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