The transition from high school to the real world can be a difficult and stressful time for many students—especially those graduating from special education and community school settings. On March 20, dozens of students attending Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE) programs participated in a transition fair to learn about services available to them once they leave high school.
Representatives from 14 organizations visited the Leo A. Palmiter campus for the 11th Annual Transition Resource Fair, offering information and support to students from SCOE programs. The services ranged from education, training, and job placement, to housing programs.
Transition planning is a process which helps students prepare for life after high school graduation. This can include preparing for post-secondary education, vocational training, supported employment, continuing and adult education, independent living, and community participation.
SCOE's annual transition fair promotes advocacy and helps students identify the many, varied opportunities available to them after high school. The event brings agencies into the school setting for easy access for students, parents, guardians, and teachers.
Representatives from the following agencies provided resource information:
- Another Choice, Another Chance
- Asian Resources Inc.
- Charles A. Jones Skills and Business Education Center
- Chicks in Crisis
- Crossroads Diversified Services, Sacramento Works
- Early Head Start
- Employment Development Department
- Fulton-El Camino Recreation and Park District
- Green Tech Education and Employment
- Northern California Construction Training
- Paratransit, Inc.
- Paul Mitchell the School, Sacramento
- Project TEACH
- Women's Health Care