What is SWAP?

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.

How can SWAP help?

 

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

Who do I contact?

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