The Transition and College Access Centers (TCACs) are devoted to ensuring that students with disabilities are prepared for postsecondary life experiences. TCACs support schools and families by facilitating a seamless transition for students from school to adult life in preparation to be productive members of society. In addition to college readiness resources and supports, these centers will also facilitate diverse work-based learning opportunities for students with Individualized Education Programs (IEPs).
Transition means preparing students for adult life. Whether it’s preparing to attend college, enter the workforce, or live independently for the first time, TCACs exist to help students with IEPs achieve their goals, and support families and school staff in planning for their students’ life after high school. Work-based Learning programs provide opportunities for students to gain real-life work experience through internships and employment. Training Opportunities Program (TOP) helps students participate in internships.
The Kingsborough Community College CUNY Fatherhood Academy (CFA) is a FREE and comprehensive program designed to promote responsible parenting and economic stability for unemployed and underemployed young fathers through education, employment and personal development. Fathers can enter one of two tracks: High School Equivalency (HSE) exam preparation or College Preparation program (both serve fathers up to age 30).
The High School Equivalency (HSE) exam preparation program runs 3 days/week for 16 weeks. Participants receive Preparation for the HSE exam and earn your high school diploma, Preparation for college enrollment and job placement, Career and college exploration, Job application, resume writing, interviewing skills and professionalism, Work experience through internships, Workshops on parenthood topics such as parenthood, health and financial literacy, and help finding job training and employment opportunities.
The College Preparation program runs 3 days/week for 10 weeks. Participants receive Assistance with college enrollment and financial aid
Career and college exploration, Job application, resume writing, interviewing skills and professionalism, Work experience through internships, and Workshops on parenthood topics such as parenthood, health and financial literacy.