Transition Partnership Program



Bridging the Gap from School to Success
A collaborative program between 
Modoc County Office of Education
and
California Department of Rehabilitation

The goal of TPP is to prepare young adults for the world of work.


Eligibility
Persons qualifying for TPP must:

Be enrolled in a high school program in Modoc County 
Be at least 16 years old and/or a junior in high school 
Have a verifiable disability (physical, learning or emotional) 


Program Services
Support Services
Vocational Counseling 
Career Planning 
Job Development 
Teach Job-Seeking Skills 
Job Coaching 
Help pay for college or technical school 
Purchase necessary tools, equipment and supplies 
Pay for necessary clothes for interview or job 
Referral to other agencies offering support services 
Field trips to career training facilities such as Job Corps and colleges 
Provide vocational assessments to match aptitude and interests with career options 
Assist in locating training programs for developing vocational skills 
Provide tutoring skills, as needed, to assist students in reaching their career goals 
Assistance with college applications and financial aid forms

 
Questions & Answers about TPP

What does the program cost?
Most services are not based on income and do not involve a fee.

What happens if the student moves outside Modoc County?
Once a student is a client with the Department of Rehabilitation, the case may be transferred to other areas within the state.

Does a student have to be in Special Education to qualify?
No - people with other types of disabilities can also qualify.

What are some examples of other qualifying disabilities?
Chronic asthma, heart trouble, orthopedic problems, acute vision or hearing loss, and substance abuse

What if the student is already enrolled in college or technical school?
The student may still be eligible for assistance with books, tuition, special tools or transportation.

How long can someone be enrolled in the program?
There is no time limit.

For more information on this program, contact:

Program Coordinator
Kristine Hess
khess@modoccoe.org
(530) 233-7132

Career Specialists
Marcella Andreasen, all Districts
mandreasen@modoccoe.org
(530) 233-7162

Shannan Bickford, Stronghold
sbickford@modoccoe.k12.ca.us
(530) 233-5215

Kim Schmidt, SVJUSD/MJUSD
kschmidt@modoccoe.org
(530) 233-1839

Tara Wright, TBJUSD
twright@modoccoe.org
(530) 667-2413

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