The virtual Pre-Employment Transition Services week provides opportunities for deaf and hard-of-hearing college-bound students from different states to gain experience and explore their career interests in STEM fields. This program is available to all eligible deaf and hard-of-hearing high school students at no cost with approval from their state Department of Vocational Rehabilitation.
In summer 2022, we are partnering with organizations from the states of California and Illinois to provide these programs for deaf and hard-of-hearing students in each state.
About the Program
Each participating state’s Pre-Employment Transition Services week will be held virtually from Sunday, June 19 - Thursday, June 23, 2022.
As part of this program, students will:
Get hands-on experience in technology and specialized skills
Receive a free package filled with cool tech and activities
Learn more about what your interests are as they look toward a career
Join fun evening activities and make new friends from all over the state
Students will have the opportunity to:
Learn more about computers in a programming workshop
Participate in unique and interesting engineering challenges using a free robotics kit
Investigate a mock crime scene with a free crime scene kit
Students will work with career counselors and faculty in small group settings to:
Determine their interests in career, specifically Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) careers
Develop decision-making skills
Build confidence and develop personal awareness
Develop leadership skills and independence
This program is supported by Rochester Institute of Technology's National Technical Institute for the Deaf and the Department of Rehabilitation services under the following states California and Illinois. Check out our flyers for each event: