CRCC eUNIVERSITY Transition-Aged Youth Courses

Transition: Creating a Career Exploration Curriculum


Course Objective

Help you establish a viable, sustainable transition curriculum through:

  • Improved understanding of the development, implementation, and maintenance of a career exploration curriculum;
  • Identification of key influencers and concerns related to group work in the school setting; and
  • Honing the focus of the collaborative team, including interest identification, job exploration, work-based learning experiences, workplace readiness, self-advocacy skills, and the need for a shared language among the individuals and agencies involved.

Course Description

Current opinion holds that the average number of jobs held in one’s lifetime will be 7 or greater. If the transitioning student can choose early jobs based on meaningful criteria, the career path will have increased meaning for that individual.

Designed in response to CRC (Certified Rehabilitation Counselor) concerns about students’ transitions and fueled by the focus that WIOA (Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act) brings to encourage group work and Pre-Employment Services, this course is based on an optimal existing curriculum for student career exploration with a clear understanding of next steps when the real work begins.

Working with groups of students can save you time; working with school staff can also yield more assessment information than simply working alone. Through analyzing the elements associated with creating a sustainable career exploration workshop curriculum, you will:

  • Create a plan for your own transition curriculum;
  • Learn how to expand a successful group approach to multiple groups and/or multiple schools;
  • Reflect on how school schedules may result in meeting outside the normal school day; and
  • Receive advice for working with the student who may never find meaningful employment.

Course Instructor

Christopher B. Bean, MA, CRC

Youth Services Partnerships: Independent Living


Course Objective

Strengthen the partnership with your independent living center (ILC) to improve outcomes for youths with disabilities.

Course Description

Independent living centers (ILCs) are a resource for youths with disabilities. Course content provides opportunities to examine the concept of holistic services, learn strategies to co-design programming and effective service coordination, and discover ways to facilitate stakeholder collaboration. The WIOA legislation for both Title I, Vocational Rehabilitation Services, and Title VII, Independent Living Services and Centers for Independent Living, is discussed. Once you complete this course, you should have basic knowledge in how to strengthen the partnership with your ILC.

You’ll analyze a series of brief case studies focusing on collaborative relationships between CRCs and ILCs. These learning activities are designed to help you apply the concepts presented in the course. Feedback is provided for each learning activity.

Knowledge checks are included throughout the course. When you submit your answers, you’ll immediately receive feedback. You must achieve a minimum performance level of 70% (8 of 11 questions correctly answered) to successfully complete the course.

Course Instructor

Sara Grivetti, CRC