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KSU Transition Retreat 2014


Career and Community Studies (CCS) and Kent State Transition Collaborative (KSTC)

The Kent State University Transition Retreat
For Kent!  By Kent!  In Kent! 

Saturday, May 3, 2014
Kent State University Student Center
8:00 am - 5:00pm


The Center for Innovation in Transition and Employment (CITE) at Kent State University is offering a Retreat for students, parents, school educators and administrators to hear about the four-year non-degree Career and Community Studies (CCS) college program; and the KSTC Job Training and Career Exploration programs.  At this retreat, breakout sessions will provide participants with information on the requirements of each opportunity, what students, parents, and schools need to know to get ready for a college or work experience, and how the thread of self-determination knits all areas together.


The Career and Community Studies (CCS) program is for the student with intellectual disabilities who is interested in a college experience to advance career interests. Participants will receive information on program expectations and skill requirements for students with ID.  Activities include brainstorming ideas for IEP transition goals, and identifying ways to increase student responsibilities in order to help the student best prepare for a postsecondary opportunity.  . 

“College is one of the first places where one begins to figure out who they are, what they believe, and how one wants to contribute to life.  Interacting with peers who are going through the same experience has been extremely beneficial for the CCS students who may not have had this chance otherwise.”


The Kent State Transition Collaborative (KSTC) programs offer opportunities for students with disabilities to gain work experience, explore different work environments, and identify personal strengths and interests.  The Career Exploration Program offers a variety of volunteer and skill building opportunities.  The Job Training Program offers paid work training opportunities. Participants will receive information on how to prepare for these opportunities to enhance employment skills and progress toward IEP transition goals.