Tech LAUNCH Program

State Plan Goal 1 Objective 1
State Plan: Goal 1, Objective 1

 

 

 

 

Project Status:  Active

 

Grantee:  Strength Solutions, Inc.

Funding Amount:  $75,000 per year

Grant period:  10/2018 - 9/2021

 

WHY IS THIS NEEDED?

Individuals with ID/DD, and other disabilities face significant barriers in areas such as school to work transition, development of prevocational skills, and gaining and maintaining long-term employment. 

 

HOW WILL THIS PROJECT HELP? 

This project aims to strengthen the opportunity for successful school-to-work transition and to support the development of prevocational skills, soft skills, career exploration and service skills through a pilot project called Tech LAUNCH based upon the TECH Unleashed Program Model. Tech LAUNCH will provide instruction in soft skills, tech skills, engagement in service based upon a defined community need (service learning), and career exploration within a professional setting in Allegany and Cattaraugus counties. Participants will demonstrate development of technology and related skills and their application of these skills using technology tools and software in career exploration.