School to Work Alliance Program (SWAP)


The School to Work Alliance Program (SWAP) is a year round jobs program for students and young adults with mild to moderate disabilities.  SWAP equips their clients with job seeking skills (to obtain employment) and job keeping skills (to maintain employment).  Each high school has a SWAP Staff member assigned to it that coordinates referrals and services with the Special Education team.  Eligibility for SWAP is determined by the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) based on an IEP, 504 Plan, or suspected disability.

Services include:

  • Work Based Learning Experiences
  • Job Exploration Counseling 
  • Workplace Readiness Training
  • Self-Advocacy Instruction
  • Post-Secondary Counseling/Exploration
  • Job Development/Placement
  • Employment-related instruction: completing applications, resume development, interviewing, etc. 
  • Case Management


​​​​The appropriate time for referral is when an individual’s primary focus is employment and they are available for services. Referrals can be made from the schools through the IEP or 504 process, through a DVR counselor, or directly to a SWAP office.

SWAP TA Document

SWAP Brochure


Swap Coordinator:
Ryan Burch