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Youth Transition Program

The Youth Transition Program (YTP) is designed to assist high school students with diagnosed disabilities prepare for competitive employment when they leave high school.

When a student qualifies for the YTP, Transition Specialists together with counselors from the Office of Vo­cational Rehabilitation Services (OVRS) work with each student to create an individualized plan that can include assistance with employment-seeking skills, job site vis­its, on-the-job training, transition planning and follow up services.

YTP collaborates with the OVRS to involve community business partners, local agencies and schools in transitioning youth from school to work. The YTP works with Special Education Directors, High School and Alternative High School staff and School Specialists to serve youth in Yamhill, Marion, and Polk Counties.

The collaborative effort between all agencies in­volved in providing these services, along with the support and participation from each student and their family, ensures the best possibility of a successful outcome in the transition from school to work or vocational training for students of Yamhill, Marion, and Polk Counties.

Our plan is to enroll students for this program who meet eligibility requirements and help them develop job skills as we prepare them for the workplace of today.

Our recommendations are based on matching students with jobs according to their abilities and their interests.

Our goal is for each student to become competitively employed and for businesses to gain motivated, productive employees.

Services May Include

  • Pre-employment
  • Evaluations, Assessments & Skill Building
  • Resume Writing
  • Mock Interviews
  • Job Shadows
  • Work Experiences
  • On-the-job Training
  • Vocational Training
  • Assistance with Agency Referrals


For more information, contact:

Kevin Carroll
Program Coordinator
Phone: 503.385.4558