Receive WAT/School-to-Work Training Through Goodwill
Goodwill’s WAT/School-to-Work (School-to-Work) is attended concurrently with the academic programs of high school juniors and seniors who have a documented disability. The program improves young people’s employment and independent living skill levels by providing a comprehensive mix of classroom training including topics like money management, appropriate workplace behavior, basic life skills and safety awareness. The program also provides hands-on work experience and community work experiences to youth with disabilities. Students participate in community work experiences through tours, job shadowing, and volunteering. Through this combination, we increase levels of employment and independent living skills and awareness of career and post-secondary options, leading to successful life after graduation.
- Students must have an authorization from the Department of Rehabilitation Services to attend School-to-Work at Goodwill to cover the cost of training.
- Recommendations from Transition Coordinators, Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors, and teachers are required for participation in the program.
- 8am-11am or 12pm-3pm
- 3-4 days a week in the community training
- 1-2 days in classroom
Community Work Experiences
- Job Shadowing
- Job Sampling/Hands on work experiences
- Service Learning Experiences
Transportation will be provided by OKCPS and MidDel Public Schools coordinated by the school’s Transition Team.
Locations include: Oklahoma City Public Schools and MidDel Public Schools
If you’re interested in providing job shadowing opportunities for our students, please call the WAT Instructor at 405-236-4451.