The high school transition fair matches young job seekers with disabilities to agencies in Snohomish County that provide them with the extra tools and support needed to help them find employment. Sherwood Community Services, located in Lake Stevens, is one of more than 50 agencies who will be represented. The Career Connection program at Sherwood provides job training, job development and job coaching services to clients throughout Snohomish County. Sherwood’s TechSTEP works alongside Career Connection and many of the other employment vendor agencies to develop the social and communication skills necessary for interviewing and working in the community.
Lake Stevens High School Transition Program students, led by Karl Stern, will be participating and benefitting from the service providers they will meet at the transition fair. It is also an opportunity for families to learn more about community services, ranging from Transportation services, Medicaid and social security. Also, many State and County agency will be on hand to answer questions.
Many students in the HS Transition program have been employed by local businesses in the Lake Stevens community. Employees with disabilities are generally enthusiastic workers who are eager to be involved and have longevity in their jobs with fewer days missed and strong work ethic.
More information about the Snohomish County Transition Resource Fair is available online atwww1.co.snohomish.wa.us/Departments/Human_Services/Divisions/DevDisabilities. To learn more about Sherwood Community Services can call 425-334-4071 or go to www.sherwoodcs.org.