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Hart District Career Visions Offers Workforce Preparation For Special Needs Students

hartdistlogoBLACKParents of students with special needs are invited to “Parent Information Night,” from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday August 24 at Sequoia Charter School.

The event will be hosted by the Hart School District’s Career Visions program, whose mission is to provide workforce preparation services to students with specific barriers to employment, including those receiving special education services that are actively enrolled in the District, including work training placements and direct hire opportunities.

The program posted impressive results in the 2010-2011 school year, with the program having reported delivery of workforce preparation services to almost 1,300 special needs students.

“Transition services are still a state mandate for all special education students.  We recognize that parents have questions regarding the workforce preparation component of transition, and feel that this information night offers families a great forum in which to network and share ideas while allowing us to reinforce the importance of shared ownership in the work experience process,” said Program Supervisor Kevin Sarkissian.

Program services are provided by a team of Career Transition Advisors whose focus is to assist this population in exploring different career pathways while in high school. The Career Visions team also plays an integral role in workforce preparation and community job placement leading to successful, long term employment outcomes.

For full event details and information about accessing Career Visions services, contact Kevin Sarkissian at 661.877.7024 or visit at: . Sequoia Charter School is located at 21445 Centre Pointe Parkway, Santa Clarita.