School To Work Alliance Program
Who Are We?
Pikes Peak BOCES II SWAP began in the fall of 2007 to assist those young adults who were preparing to exit the school system or had already exited the school system with finding, maintaining and succeeding at employment.
Where Are We?
Our office is located at:
822A Wooten Road
Colorado Springs, Co 80915
We can also be found visiting and working with several school districts outside of Colorado Springs.
Which Schools Do We Serve?
- Big Sandy
- Miami Yoder
- Cheyenne Mountain
- Fountain/Fort Carson
Who is Eligible For SWAP
Young adults ages 16-25 who are preparing to exit or already have exited the school systems AND
Have a mild to moderate employment barrier AND
Are ready to pursue full time employment
How Much Will It Cost?
There is no cost to the student/client. SWAP works with the local school districts, Pikes Peak BOCES, and is a bridge between them and the Department of Vocational Rehabilitation.
To help young adults find employment that interests them, they are capable of doing, and to prepare them for successful employment.
Those using SWAP must be ready, willing and able to actively participate in the job search and job retention process.
822A WOOTEN ROAD
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO 80915
Barbara Lendsey: Swap Specialist
Tamara Clark: Swap Specialist
Frank Berrios: Swap Specialist
How Do I Know If I'm Ready For SWAP
Contact your Special Education or Transitions Counselor if you are still in school and talk with them concerning your readiness and eligibility.
If you are already out of the school system but under the age of 25, feel free to call Lori Mitchell.
www.coloradoyellowpagesforkids.org: This is an excellent website designed for parents, children and educators dealing with disabilities.
www.cde.state.co.us: State Department of Education: Special Education- Exceptional Student Services Unit.
www.nichcy.org: National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities