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PACE Academy is a Pre-Employment Transition Services program for students attending contracted high schools. Topics covered include Workplace Readiness and Self-Advocacy Training, Work-Based Learning, and Individual Work-Based Learning Experiences. PACE Academy occurs during the academic school year.

To attend, students must be between the ages of 14-21 with an IEP or 16-21 with a 504 plan. School participation must be set up through a DVR Regional Transition Consultant.

To participate, contact our Pre-ETS Manager and complete and submit these forms:

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PACE Summer Academy is an eight-week employment immersion program that includes three weeks of workplace readiness training followed by a four- to six-week paid internship. Student internships are set up based on the student’s future career interests. Students must still be enrolled in high school to participate.

The summer program is for high school students ages 14-21 with an IEP, 504 Plan or a medically documented disability. Please note: Only students ages 16-21 can participate in the Paid Work-Based Learning Experience.
 
AM COHORT:

Work Readiness Training Classes: July 5- 21 starting at 9:00 am-12:00 pm (no classes on Fridays)
Paid Work Based Learning Experience: July 25 up to August 31
 
PM COHORT:

Work Readiness Training Classes: July 5- 21 starting at 12:30 pm-3:30 pm (no classes on Fridays)
Paid Work Based Learning Experience:  July 25 up to August 31
 
LOCATION:

Spokane Community College
Building 1, Room G229
1810 N Greene Street
Spokane, WA 99217
 
To apply, students must:

  1. Submit a Summer Academy Application https://bit.ly/PACESummerAcademyApplication

  2. PreETS Student Needs and Recommendation Form to be completed by your high school teacher: https://bit.ly/PreETSStudentNeedforServices

 

Applications for 2022 are now closed


 
Washington State Department of Social and Health Services, Transforming Lives, Division of Vocational RehabilitationThese services are made possible by the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation.

DVR services provided by State and Federal Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Funds. The VR program typically receives 78% in Federal funds and 22% in State funds. For detailed information on the dollar amount of Federal funds for the program, please visit DVR online.