The Student HireAbility Navigator (SHN) initiative provides support and coordination around the region to grow and improve workforce transition services offered to students with disabilities & their families.
SHN serves as a vital resource and partner to enhance current programs offered by Texas Workforce Commission's Vocational Rehabilitation Services through three areas of focus:
- Focus #1 - Raise awareness of resources and activities available to students with disabilities
- Focus #2 - Increase community coordination and provide information, training, and technical assistance
- Focus #3 - Inform and engage employers to increase understanding and develop work-based learning opportunities
Planning for what comes next after high school graduation begins long before a student walks across the stage in their cap & gown. For students with disabilities, this process also involves understanding their disability, learning how to advocate for themselves, exploring resources that will benefit them & so much more. The SHN initiative coordinates and supports the following services to assist students and families in the process of transitioning into the workforce.