School-to-Work Transition

Studies have shown that transition for students with disabilities can be successful when systems work together while a student is in high school (Taylor, Morgan & Callow-Heusser, 2016). Toward that end, Partners for Employment facilitates collaboration, training, and program development for school-to-work professionals across New Mexico.

School-to-Work Transition Teams

PFE facilitates School-to-Work Transition Teams (SWT) in communities throughout New Mexico, supporting local efforts to improve employment outcomes for young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and increase school-to-work interagency collaboration. Email Marcy Hintz at to learn more about joining a team in your area.

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Family Transition Resource Guide

We offer a rich, user-friendly resource guide for families, advocates, teachers, and mentors who are supporting the transition to adulthood of youth with disabilities. Email for a hard copy or download it here: English [PDF] | Español 

Virtual Transition Fair Planning Guide

During the Covid-19 pandemic, many schools learned the advantages of offering online school-to-work transition resource fairs. This Virtual Transition Fair Planning Guide walks school districts and/or regional transition leaders through the steps to plan a successful virtual transition fair. 

School-to-Work Trainings and Conferences

Partners for Employment provides trainings and an annual conference highlighting best practices in school-to-work transition. Past trainings and conference topics have addressed the goals and provisions of WIOA, tools for effective collaboration, strategies for parent engagement, and ideas for connecting students and families to adult services. Partners for Employment also provides intensive, certification-track training to job coaches and job developers directly involved in the employment of youth and adults with disabilities. Check out the calendar of upcoming Partners for Employment trainings and conferences.

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