• SWAP School to work alliance program
     

    The School to Work Alliance Program (SWAP)

    The School to Work Alliance Program (SWAP) is designed to provide employment-related assistance to youth and young adults who may need support to find and maintain employment. SWAP provides assistance that not only produces a desirable employment outcome (such as a career-path job), but also teaches appropriate job seeking and job retention skills that can be utilized throughout a lifetime.
     
    SWAP is a collaborative initiative between the Colorado Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR), and local school districts, and supported by the Colorado Department of Education (CDE).
     
     
     

    SWAP Services

    • Job Readiness Skills Training
    • Career Assessments
    • Interviewing Skills
    • Resume Development
    • Job Seeking Skills
    • Job Placement
    • Job Coaching during initial placement
    • Job Retention Services
    • Community Involvement
    • Follow up services for at least one year
    • Employer and Consumer Support
     

    Who Qualifies?

    • Young adults ages 15-24
    • Motivated for competitive employment
    • Mild to moderate employment needs
    • Young adults soon exiting a secondary, post secondary or training program
    • Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Consumers
     
     
    What Are the Benefits?
     
    For Consumers
    • Learn the skills necessary to be successful in the work force
    • Receive assistance with resume creation and updating
    • Career exploration
    • Continued support following employment

    For Employers

    • SWAP provides dependable and qualified employees.
    • All SWAP participants are Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) eligible.
    • SWAP provides on the job training and post-employment support to the employer and employee to ensure success.
    • Build community partnerships.
       
       

    How Can Businesses Get Involved?

    • Provide "Job Exploration" opportunities opportunities in your industry.
    • Consider SWAP clients for entry level and apprenticeship positions within your company.
    • Communicate employment needs by offering input as to the skills employees need to be successful in your workplace.
    • Provide mock interviews, participate in job fairs or be a guest speaker.
     
     

    Contact Information

     Helpful Links    
    SWAP
    1424 13th Avenue, Room 6 
    Greeley, CO 80631 
     
    Happy Miller  
    SWAP Facilitator 
    970-348-1080 (Work)
    720-270-8587 (Cell) 
    hmiller4@greeleyschools.org   
     
    Shelly Wight  
    SWAP Specialist
    970-348-1081 (Work)
    970-302-6022 (Cell)  
    swight@greeleyschools.org
     
    Jessica Mathis, MA CRC
    DVR Rehabilitation Counselor II
    970-304-8360  
    jessica.mathis@state.co.us