The Community Work Transition Program (CWTP) is a collaborative effort between
participating local school districts, the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE),
Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR), and the Human Development Institute at
the University of Kentucky (HDI).
The CWTP is designed to provide a positive beginning in the world of work for students
in special education during their last two years of high school. The goal for the
CWTP is students with disabilities will graduate from high school with positive
employment outcomes, working in an integrated work setting with competitive pay.
The CWTP helps students with their transition needs by providing community experiences,
instruction, and employment opportunities, and developing a comprehensive career
assessment based on the student’s interests, preferences, and strengths. The CWTP
serves students having a range of abilities who need help with:
- Determining the characteristics of a good job, a job that fits personal preferences,
offers ways to contribute, and has fitting tasks, setting, and co-workers.
- Finding and negotiating suitable responsibilities, including customizing a job that
meets student and employer needs.
- Receiving suitable on-the-job instruction, someone to learn about the typical orientation,
training practices and to promote use of these typical ways to the fullest extent
possible and facilitate and provide what else is needed.
- Pursuing advancements and always building on what’s learned and seeking more and