TECH Launch Program
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 IDD, 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.