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Transition Partnership Program (TPP)

Transition Partnership Program

The Transition Partnership Program (TPP)  is designed to prepare students attending the San Mateo Union High School District secondary programs with the skills necessary to secure and maintain competitive employment through a collaboration with the California Department of Rehabilitation (DOR).  Upon enrollment in the Transition Partnership Program, students are assigned to a Department of Rehabilitation Vocational Counselor. The Department of Rehabilitation Counselor and San Mateo Union High School District staff work with students to identify a goal and locate a business at which they can work towards meeting that goal. Ultimately, the goal of the Transition Partnership Program is to support students through a minimum of 90 days of gainful, unsubsidized employment.

In addition, classroom teachers provide curriculum and activities designed to prepare the student for employment, including interviewing techniques, resume development, application preparation, appropriate work behaviors and work ethics, appropriate grooming and hygiene, and relevant work practices.  The Transition Partnership Program also provides non-supported employment Job Coaching.  These more intensive services may be provided as on-site support or off-site interventions, such as:

  • Job orientation
  • Job destination training
  • Teaching job tasks
  • Supervision at the worksite
  • Providing assistance to integrate the student into the work environment through natural supports
  • Assistance with public support agencies
  • Family and residential provider consultation
  • Support and counseling necessary to maintain employment