Dreamchasers Community Services, LLC. provides vocational services to deserving learning disabled, justice-involved and Out-of-School NJ youth. Dreamchasers offers a wide range of trainings and work-based learning opportunities to these youth to help them successfully enter the labor market. Dreamchasers employs a career pathway approach that support postsecondary education and training for out-of-school youth to meet the need for qualified workers in local labor markets.
PRE- EMPLOYMENT TRANSITION SERVICES(PRE-ETS)
• 14-21 In School Youth
• Must be enrolled in an educational setting Secondary education programs, non traditional or alt. secondary programs, home schooling, postsecondary programs, and all others including through the juvenile justice facility Student must have a documented disability, has an IEP or 504 plan
Pre-Employment Transition Services are five services required by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (2014) to be provided to high school students between the ages of 14 through 21 who have been identified as a student with a disability. Pre-Employment Transition Services do not require the NJ Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services counselors to open a traditional vocational rehabilitation service case however, the students must be known to the NJ Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services. Students who are 21 years old and younger and engaged in post- secondary training (technical, vocational, college, etc.) are also eligible for Pre-Employment Transition Services based on demonstrated need for such services. Students, families, or guardians bear no cost for Pre-Employment Transition Services, although the services are considered to be a shared responsibility between the local school district and the NJ Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services. Pre-Employment Transition Services cannot be duplicated if provided by the student’s local school district.
- Job Exploration Counseling
- Work-based learning experiences, which may include in-school, after school, or community-based opportunities
- Counseling on opportunities for enrollment in comprehensive transition or postsecondary education programs at Institutions of Higher Education (IHE)
- Workplace readiness training to develop social skills and independent living skills
- Instruction in self advocacy, including peer mentoring
OUT OF SCHOOL YOUTH EMPLOYMENT SERVICES(OSYES)
• 14-21 In School Youth
• Youth does not have to be participating in a education setting Age range for a Youth with a Disability is typically broader than a Student with a Disability
Out-of-School Youth Employment Services (OSYES) help out-of-school and unemployed youth and young adults, ages 14 to 24, get back on the path to self-sufficiency through the development of job skills and career pathway planning.