Promising Practices Transition Sites
Lee 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. This is the link to the Lee Transition Resources Padlet.
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
Brian Hirsch, VR Area Director | Brian.Hirsch@vr.fldoe.org
Anthony Oakes, VR Area Supervisor | Anthony.Oakes@vr.fldoe.org
- Cape Coral, Unit 24BA | (239) 772-6983
- Ft. Myers, Unit 24D | (239) 278-7150
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, Pathways to Work Program
(239) 995-2106 | (866) 995-2106 | (TTY) (239) 995-9207
Angela Hemstreet, Program Manager | email@example.com
Provides career development services including vocational evaluation, skills training, job coaching and placement, job retention, housing and transportation assistance and referrals to other agencies for help with specific needs. Through High School/High Tech provides opportunities for students with disabilities and other at-risk students to explore potential future careers and determine their interests and aptitudes through mentors, job-shadowing and internships and 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.