High School Transition Program

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CAREERS High School Transition Program provides students with disabilities with earlier interventions so they are able to transition more successfully from the classroom to community employment. We reach out to high schools throughout Westchester and Putnam Counties to help students with learning, intellectual, developmental, physical and/or psychiatric disabilities. Our comprehensive services include intake and assessment; resume’ and cover letter preparation; development of pre-employment skills; internship development and placement; on-the-job training; job coaching and ongoing support services.

CAREERS provides Workforce Readiness, Placement and training classes for students in school districts including: Croton Harmon, Dobbs Ferry, Eastchester, Elmsford, Greenburg, Harrison, Larchmont, Mamaroneck, Pleasantville, Port Chester, Scarsdale, Sleepy Hollow, Rye, White Plains and Putnam and Northern Westchester BOCES.  Students from Mt. Vernon and New Rochelle participate in our Workforce Readiness Classes in our Valhalla office. When each student completes the program, they are placed in paid internships, or jobs, compatible with their skills and interests.

We also successfully collaborate with several schools/organizations throughout Westchester and Putnam Counties, including:

Putnam Northern Westchester BOCES

Fox Meadow Learning Center – Since 2011, we have provided services to over 100 students and placed 47 students in paid employment. Students from Fox Meadow High School in Yorktown have participated in group and individual sessions to learn work readiness skills, resume and cover letter preparation, interviewing skills, vocational counseling and financial skills training.

Walter Panas Oasis High School program

CAREERS staff conducts Job Readiness Classes for Oasis program participants which consists of students with emotional issues.

Putnam Valley High School


CAREERS teaches life and job skills to students at New York Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital Center, where we provide job training and support to help Putnam Valley High School students reach their potential.

Our Employment Specialists work closely with hospital staff and teachers to assure students gets the full benefit of their internship and that the employer is satisfied with their performance.

The students rotate through internships in hospital departments including Marketing and Medical Affairs.

Once they graduate, we place students in paid positions as they continue in our Supported Work Program, where we provide employment services for as long as necessary to insure their long-term success.

Mahopac High School

CAREERS is providing follow-along support to Mahopac High School students as they learn job skills at internships in the community. Once they graduate, we place students in paid positions as and continue to provide employment services for as long as they need our help to be successful on the job.

For additional information please contact:

Services in Northern Westchester and Putnam

Kim Flynn, (845) 225-8007

[email protected]

Services in Southern Westchester

Jennifer Retacco, (914) 741-8500
[email protected]