Promising Practices Transition Sites
Hendry County resources related to the transition of students with disabilities are provided in multiple categories in the box to the right. Some resources may be included in more than one category.
Employment Program Resources
CareerSource Southwest Florida
Jah-Mau Lambert, Disability Program Navigator | JLambert@careersourcesouthwestflorida.com
(239) 931-8255 ext.1150
Provides a full array of employment and training related services for job seekers, workers, youth and businesses. May include Vocational Rehabilitation counselors and Veterans Services on-site. The Disability Program Navigator helps people with disabilities navigate the workforce system, facilitates services including the transition of youth with disabilities and serves as a resource for programs impacting people with disabilities.
Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (VR)
Brian Hirsch, VR Area Director | Brian.Hirsch@vr.fldoe.org
Anthony Oakes, VR Area Supervisor | Anthony.Oakes@vr.fldoe.org
Robert Richards, VR Unit Supervisor | Robert.Richards@vr.fldoe.org
Fareedah Laney, Senior VR Counselor | email@example.com
Works with people who have physical or mental disabilities to prepare for, gain, or retain employment and find meaningful careers.
Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida
Helps people in need through vocational evaluation, skills training, job coaching and placement, job retention, housing and transportation assistance and referrals to other agencies that can provide help for specific needs.
Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida Job-Link
Provides employment and training related services including workforce training, resume preparation, interviewing skills and online job search.
Pathways to Work Program
Barbara Ramos | firstname.lastname@example.org
This program is operated through Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida and provides opportunities for students with disabilities and other at-risk students to explore potential future careers by determining their interests and aptitudes, providing mentors, offering job-shadowing and internships and providing leadership opportunities.
Job Corps Centers in Florida
Provide comprehensive residential education and job training for youth ages 16 through 24; the upper age limit may be waived for applicants with disabilities. Training accommodations are available. Students are usually matched with programs in their interest areas and near their residences.