Helping students become as independent as possible in the areas of employment and independent living

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  • Independent Transition Services assists 18-21 year-old graduates of the Hillsboro School District in moving forward from the academic world into the workforce. We offer instructional classes in employment skills, independent living, and effective workplace communication. Our goal is to help participants become independent, income-earning members of our community.



    We offer instructional classes which cover important employment skills such as:

    • Writing resumes and cover letters
    • Completing job applications
    • Interviewing practice
    • Budgeting, money-handling, and point-of-sale system operation
    • Navigating public transportation

    Participants also learn about the importance of "soft skills" that cover:

    • Time management
    • Good attendance
    • Accepting feedback
    • Following directions
    • Appropriate communication with supervisors and coworkers


    We have partnered with our local schools, community organizations, and businesses to offer volunteer training opportunities. Participants who have demonstrated work readiness are placed in controlled and monitored work experiences to allow them to put their skills to practice. These invaluable work experiences prepare young adults for the standards of the workplace, as well as provide individuals with real-world experiences they can reference during job interviews.


    Each spring, we host a mock interview event, which gives high school juniors and seniors from our district the chance to interview with real business professionals. Students receive written feedback on their appearance, paperwork, and responses to commonly-asked interview questions.

    In addition to classroom instruction, we provide one-on-one skills coaching and training.


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Program participants have found employment at the following companies
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