Positive Transitions to Work (PTW)  is a 2-year Transition Program for students who have graduated or aged out of high school. Instruction has a strong focus on skills leading to desired vocational outcomes. Students receive 10-15 hours per week of classroom instruction over several days a week and can anticipate frequent exposure to campus and community-based vocational experiences and/or site visits as part of their experience. Additionally, students have the opportunity and expectation to interact with peer-mentors drawn from campus undergraduate and graduate students of the host campus. New classes begin each September and run for 24 consecutive months. Currently, in partnership with  the CENTER FOR COMMUNITY INCLUSION and CELEBRATE EDU, classes are held on the campus of LIU-Post in Greenvale, NY. Plans are underway to expand a second site further east on Long Island in Suffolk County (stay tuned).

A Typical Week on Campus​ 1st Year

During typical weeks, students will be exposed to:

  • A series of 30 Soft Work Skills lessons focusing on individual qualities that make for a valued employee with practice & role-play of learned skills 
  • Career-Focused Work Life lessons designed to expose all students to the array of potential jobs drawn from 6 career clusters as defined by the U.S. Dept. of Labor.
  • The 2-year goal is to increasingly sharpen each student's focus and exposure to achievable jobs that appeal to their personal strengths and preferences 
  • On-campus opportunities with student mentors with a focus on applying the Soft Work Skills lessons and social connections

A Typical Week on Campus​ 2nd Year

  • Throughout the semester the students will visit different work environments to learn what these companies have to offer and possibilities for employment.
  • The students will present and discuss their community based experiences
  • The students will create their own resumé to help them look for jobs and volunteer opportunities