How To Get SWAP Support

There is an application process to determine eligibility for SWAP services. There are two types of SWAP services. One is for current high school students who have a 504 Plan or an IEP (Individualized Education Program) and the other type  is for youth who are no longer in school. 

Students who are at least 15 years old and have a 504 Plan or an IEP are encouraged to apply for services when they are ready to explore different careers. Students who suspect they may have a disability are also encouraged to apply. Once found eligible for SWAP, the focus for this group is what we refer to as Pre-Employment Transition Services. SWAP participants who are in high school focus on PREPARING for the world of work. Activities may include career exploration, work site tours, career focused guest speakers, volunteer work, a job trial, interest and aptitude assessments and college visits.  Also, woven in to all activities will be an emphasis on developing "Soft Skills." Soft skills are those skills that employers look for in candidates such as ability to communicate, social skills, timeliness, commitment to work, willingness to learn, accountability, etc.

Young adults up to age 24 who are no longer in school can apply for services at any time. Once found eligible, participants will receive services that focus on ATTAINING employment. These services can include exploring interests, completing work tours, and considering other factors that may impact a job search such as location, hours, and trends in a specific line of work. Youth will also receive instruction on completing applications, writing a resume and preparing for an interview. SWAP will help youth find, apply for and be successful at work either by providing support at the worksite or through individual meetings away from work.

To apply for SWAP services, please contact Desiree Sandoval at:
970-686-8078 or
desiree.sandoval@weldre4.org