What is SWAP?

 "Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time." -Thomas Edison

School-to-Work Alliance Program (SWAP) is a collaborative effort between Littleton Public Schools and the Colorado Division of Vocational Rehabilitation. Our primary goal is to assist youth in a successful transition from school to the world of work. We assist young adults to find meaningful employment opportunities in their community.

SWAP Coordinator
James Craig 303-347-4418, jdcraig[at]lps.k12.co[dot]us

SWAP Assistant Coordinator
Hillary Bateman 303-347-4422, hbateman[at]lps.k12.co[dot]us 

Our Goals:

  • To expand employment opportunities for youth.
  • To engage local employers in a partnership that supports a successful school-to-work transition.
  • To encourage youth to maintain economic independence in their community.

What does SWAP offer to youth ages 15-24?

  • Assessment of vocational skills and interests
  • Teaching social skills regarding work, home, and community
  • Job seeking and job placement assistance
  • Post-employment follow-up and support for both employee and employer

What can SWAP do for my business and community?

  • Provide a pool of job ready candidates
  • Provide information on the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) for each employer
  • Monitor participant performance
  • Provide job coaching as needed
  • Provide an opportunity to become involved with local community and schools
  • Prepare youth for the transition into work through teaching job seeking and "job keeping" skills
  • Promote the efforts of local businesses to expand their labor pool and customer base
  • Provide on-site follow-up support to SWAP employers

Learn more about the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) and the work they do.
 

 

DVR Orientation Video

My meetings with individuals with special needs are inspiring, their perseverance is incredible, they want to be successful and try harder to please than just about anyone else.  They deserve all possible opportunities for education, employment and integration and just ask to be given the opportunity to try.

J. D. Craig