What is Landau’s Transition Service?
Transition services refer to activities to prepare young people including those with learning disabilities for adult life.
These can include:
- Developing post -school education and career goals;
- Getting work experience while still in school;
- Receiving special instruction, independent travel training
- Developing employment and employability skills
- Attending Career fairs
- Acquiring functional vocational skills ;
- Post-school education/vocational training;
- Supported work placements leading to independent employment and apprenticeships;
- Community participation.
We support young people by fully involving them in creating their transition plan, they will work with Landau’s team to assess abilities, skills and interests, so the plan will truly reflect their future life goals.
Landau takes every opportunity to ensure young people have access to hands on activities to help them make informed career choices.
This year we are supporting over 75 NEET young people attend the UK’s largest skills and careers event in Birmingham. The Skills Show inspires and transforms young people’s lives through a series of interactive events held across the UK, changing the way we think about skills, training and apprenticeships
Featuring hundreds of exhibitors, The Skills Show gives young people the chance to speak to a diverse range of experts about their next steps. The have the chance to roll up their sleeves and have a go at 40 skill activities and explore what they like best. Discover skills, careers and opportunities they might never have considered. From mobile robotics to forensics, cooking to web design, they’ll find something to enjoy
Work Experience Options for Students
There are many advantages to work experience and work-based learning. Work-based learning helps students relate schoolwork to a future career. It can provide students with the skills, attitudes and habits required to be successful on the job. These include:
- Time management and meeting deadlines;
- Following directions;
- Interpersonal communication;
- Leadership and working on a team.
It can help students make informed choices about their future. Young people have a better idea of what type of education or training to undertake after school if they have tried out career options while still in school.
For work experience to be meaningful and valuable, it should:
- Relate to your the young person’s interests;
- Help the young person see what working life is like;
- Help the young person discover his or her likes and dislikes;
- Help the young person find his or her strengths and weaknesses; and
- Help the young person connect schoolwork with future employment.
Landau offers a variety of options for work based learning and can include career exploration and awareness activities, work experience, structured training, or building a relationship with a mentor at a work-site. Some common options include:
- Work Tasters
- Job Shadowing. With job shadowing, the student observes a worker on the job in a field of interest to him or her. A job shadow can last from part of a day to several days. Job shadowing increases career awareness, sets a positive example for students, and reinforces the link between classroom learning and work.
- Mentoring. Mentoring is a long-term relationship between the student and an adult with similar career interests. The adult mentor offers support, guidance, motivation and assistance as the student explores careers. Landau carries out all background checks on adults who wish to act as mentors.
- Work Placements
- Service-Learning. Service-learning combines academics with a community service project. For example, while cleaning trash from a stream, students will also analyse the trash and where it comes from, then create ways to educate the community on reducing pollution. Students would learn about water quality and laboratory analysis, pollution issues, and communicating with the public. Students might also be asked to reflect on how the service-learning project relates to their personal and career interests.
- Youth Apprenticeship programs combine on-the-job training with classroom instruction. An apprenticeship lasts from two to five years, with the first few years taking place while the student is enrolled in post-secondary education or training. The student is paid for the on-the-job training portion of the apprenticeship.
Landau offers a range of transition services from 1 day workshops to 12 week work placements, please talk to Landau to discuss your students requirements