• Transition from School to Work (TSW) Program 


    Click HERE to watch a brief video about the TSW Program.


    The TSW Program, in partnership with Vocational Rehabilitation, assists students with disabilities in the transition process from school into competitive employment and/or post secondary training and education.


    The purpose of this program is to help students develop skills they can utilize beyond their high school experience. A variety of services will be offered to guide the students toward becoming competitively employed and/or enrolled in a post-secondary program following their exit from high school. All services are based on individual needs regarding post-secondary goals. Students may receive the following, but are not limited to:

         1. job placement and/or training services

         2. job related instruction

         3. independent living skills training

         4. assistance with transition planning


    The TSW Program is a collective team effort. The members of the TSW team are:

    • Student
    • TSW Teacher/Coordinator
    • TSW Career Techs
    • Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor
    • Parent/Legal Guardian
    • Other agencies

    The responsibilitites of the students include:

    • Must be a current DVUSD student
    • Must be eligible for Vocational Rehabilitation*
    • Must be an active participant in the TSW Program
    • Enrolled in TSW class, as schedule permits

     *Students qualify for vocational rehabilitation services when they have a documented disability that is a carrier to employment and have been found eligible as a Priority 1 client*

    The responsbilitities of the school may include:

    • Recruiting students
    • Assessing students with the VR Counselor
    • Developing community relations and supports
    • Monitoring students on the job
    • Providing employability skills through the TSW classes
    • Facilitating career exploration and transition planning
    • Provide work experience and job shadow opportunities

    The responsibilitites of the VR Counselor include:

    • Providing career counseling
    • Establishing student eligibility
    • Developing IPE's (Individual Plan for Employment)
    • Providing additional support services
    • Countinued services after graduation





Name Title Email Phone
Botsko, Samantha TSW Teacher (Intro) samantha.botsko@dvusd.org (602) 467-6777
Gomez, Fernando TSW Teacher (Senior) fernando.gomez@dvusd.org (602) 467-6777