Start on Success: A Collaboration Model Offering Work-Based Learning for Students with Disabilities

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Virginia’s Start on Success(SOS) program is designed for high school seniors with disabilities who are pursuing a standard or advanced studies diploma. SWD should be provided opportunities to increase career pathway skills through Work Based Learning. To increase student success, SOS components consist of four evidencebased practices related to in-school or post-school success for students with disabilities (Test, et al., 2009). These SOS core components contribute to the success of the program.

  1. Interagency Collaboration
  2. Career and technical education (CTE) course
  3. Paid Internship
  4. Mentorship

Article Citation: Ligon, K. St. John, K., Evans Getzel, E., McKelvey, S., & Lambert, A. (2021). Start on success: A school and business collaboration model offering work-based learning for students with disabilities. Techniques, 32-36.

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