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 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.