STEP Summer Transition Employment Program

Mock interviews with two young girls.

The DRS provides a paid work experience program for its high school transition clients in a few areas of the state.  iJobs consists of a week of in-house training for the youth on employability and independent living skills, such as how to apply for a job, interview, perform the job, work as a team, budget, use public transportation, and comparison shopping, followed then by students working part-time on jobs in their home communities for the duration of the summer.  Throughout the summer, the program staff meets with participating students each week to debrief, provide additional instruction, develop résumés and resignation letters, and bring in topical speakers.  For more information on iJobs, contact the DRS Transition Coordinator, by phone at 405-635-2768, or by e-mail.