Collaborative Participants

Kent State University and local schools contribute unique resources to create economic and educational benefits for participants. High school students with disabilities are prepared to enter employment with valuable work skills; graduate students develop skills as transition coordinators; and employers are assured quality work from reliable employees.

The Center for Innovation and Employment (CITE) provides:
  • A transition coordinator to serve as a point of contact
  • Career exploration; job training activities
  • Ongoing feedback; assessments of students' progress
  • Development of inclusive worksites
  • Program communication; coordination within the collaborative
Participating schools provide:
  • A teacher or coordinator to serve as point of contact
  • Appropriate referrals; transition planning information
  • Information to students; parents about the collaborative
  • Coordination of transportation for students coming to campus
  • Support personnel necessary to facilitate student participation
Participating employers provide:
  • A supervisor to serve as a point of contact
  • Communication of workplace expectations
  • Ongoing feedback; evaluation of student employee's work
  • Educational opportunities for student employees and transition coordinators
  • A safe and accessible work environment