Student Transition Educational Program Services (STEPS) is a community based program designed for 18-21 year old students from the districts of Southwest Washington who are in need of additional assistance in transitioning from high school to the world of work and furthering their independent living skills. STEPS offers young adults with disabilities the opportunity to participate in career exploration and receive specialized instruction, training and support including daily living, communication, self-advocacy and social skills.
Located in downtown Longview, STEPS central location offers community involvement for its students along with work experience, enhancement of daily living skills, recreational and leisure opportunities and assistance with planning post-secondary education or training.
Students benefit by having real world experiences and gaining skills in the areas of: communication, safety, customer service, organization, time management and community interactions.
Students will have opportunities to:
- Participate in career exploration and development
- Participate in community-based education
- Receive specialized instruction, training and support
- Learn skills that include daily living, communication, employability, self-advocacy, safety, customer service, time management and social skills
Local Businesses Benefit
- By investing in the future, helping create a better prepared workforce.
- By capitalizing on new market opportunities. Customers with disabilities, their families, friends and associates represent a trillion dollar market segment.
- By building a positive image of their business in the community.
- By building staff morale and customer loyalty.
- By demonstrating good corporate citizenship. By lowering employee turnover.