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Working at Gaining Employment Skills (W.A.G.E.S.) Curriculum: Transition Assessments to Support Post-Secondary Goals

ESC-20 provides training and technical assistance to district transition contacts and vocational adjustment coordinators in the development and implementation of effective transition services and inter-agency collaboration.

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Finding a job and working successfully is one of the hallmarks of being an adult in our society. After being out of high school for 2 to 4 years, unemployment among most adolescents with disabilities ranges from 30 to 40%– more than twice that of peers without disabilities. The highest unemployment rates are exhibited by adolescents with emotional disabilities, which are upwards of 50 to 60%. Adolescents who exhibit extreme antisocial behaviors display unemployment rates of 60 to 70%.

Developed at the University of Oregon School of Education, W.A.G.E.S. (Working At Gaining Employment Skills) is a curriculum to teach adolescents job-related social skills. It was field-tested over a period of five years in multiple learning environments with different teachers and student groups. W.A.G.E.S. includes activities that complement the 33-lessons and are woven into the instructional design. Students spend a full day utilizing their school’s career center, the Internet and other resources to explore potential career options.

Come be part of this FREE session and learn from the developers of WAGES how this curriculum will improve the student outcomes through the transition process. Each participant will receive a FREE copy of the WAGES curriculum and get interact and ask questions with the developers. 

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Samuel Gonzalez
Samuel Gonzalez
Date Time Location
1/23/2023 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM Education Service Center Region 20 - Medina Room
1314 Hines, San Antonio, 78208
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