S.W.A.P. Coordinator - Cathy Goodwin
490 N. Diamond Ave Room#18, Cañon City CO 81212 - (719) 276-6173
What Is S.W.A.P.?
S.W.A.P., the School-to-Work Alliance Program is a collaborative effort between the Colorado Department of Education, the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation and our local school districts. The Cañon City School District is the coordinating agency in Fremont County for S.W.A.P. Services.
S.W.A.P. services are free to eligible youth and community employers.
S.W.A.P. assists young adults with mild to moderate needs in employment to become competitively employed. S.W.A.P. is designed to enhance employability skills, increase employment opportunities and to involve youth in their community in a meaningful way.
S.W.A.P. offers employers pre-screened applicants, financial incentives, on- the- job training, ongoing support services, follow-up services to enhance job placement success, education and consultation.
Who can access S.W.A.P. services?
Most S.W.A.P. youth:
• Are between the ages of 16 to 25.
• Are eligible for DVR Services.
• Have exited from high school, are close to graduating, or are at risk of dropping out.
• Have some degree of difficulty finding meaningful employment.
• Possess a strong desire to work.
S.W.A.P. Services may include:
• Career Exploration
• Career Development
• Employment related instruction
• Job Development/Placement
• Job Coaching
• One year follow-up
If your primary focus is employment, you’re ready to exit the school system, and are available for services, contact the S.W.A.P. Coordinator (719) 276-6173
Get a Job! Keep a Job! S.W.A.P. Can Help!