Work Resource Center High School/High Tech Program
An Effective Practice
The Work Resource Center (WRC) works to empower individuals who have disabilities and who may be disadvantaged to increase their independence through employment. Youth enrolled in WRC's HS/HT program are exposed to career and postsecondary education opportunities through industry site visits, information sessions, and guest speakers. Through this program, students are exposed to a variety of industries with jobs available in the Cincinnati area. Included in these site visits and guest presentations are representatives from Cincinnati State University and the University of Cincinnati who discuss entry requirements, degree and certification programs, and campus life. The program also includes specific job-seeking skills-training, including résumé writing, interviewing skills, researching job openings, and contact follow-up. Staff members coordinate job-seeking skills-training with placement and job-coaching staff.
Goal / Mission
The objective of this program is for students to complete high school and be prepared to enter postsecondary education or employment.
Results / Accomplishments
Through use of support services, participation in postsecondary education increased as did program completion rates. The program experienced a 100% graduation rate of all youth eligible for graduation in the last two school years.
About this Promising Practice
- Primary Contact
- Margaret Morone
Work & Rehabilitation Centers of Greater Cincinnati
2901 Gilbert Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45206
(513) 281-2316 x 203
Education / Vocational & Adult Education
Education / Student Performance K-12
Economy / Employment
- Work & Rehabilitation Centers of Greater Cincinnati
- Date of publication
- Cincinnati, OH
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- Target Audience
- Children, Teens