Transition Partnership Program

TPP Work Experience

Through the partnership of SELPA member District/High Schools, and the Department of Rehabilitation (DOR), the SELPA Transition Partnership Program (TPP) is available to students beginning in their Junior year of high school. A SELPA Transition Specialist and a Job Developer are available to assist students with receiving career awareness, career planning, pre-employment preparation, and job coaching. Opportunities to participate in vocational training and/or work experience, as appropriate. DOR Counselors, San Diego Regional Center (as appropriate), and TPP Teacher(s) in each district, collaborate to support youth with achieving college and/or career readiness skills.

Transition Partnership Program Brochure

Spanish version - click here

Cassandra Zavalza

TPP Employment Developer
Phone: (760) 312-6511

Mary Diaz

Transition Specialist
Phone: (760) 312-6506

TPP/Department of Rehabilitation (DOR) Application Form

Department of Rehabilitation

Department of Motor Vehicles: Obtaining a Drivers License or Identification Card

Imperial Valley College

Imperial Valley College: Disabled Students Program & Services

America’s Job Centers of California - Imperial County's-job-centers-of-california

Imperial Valley Regional Occupational Program - IVROP

Career One Stop

Project10 Transition Education Network

Project10 Transition Education Network

Local Transition Resources


Career & Interest Inventories (Free)

123 Career Test
This unusual 15-question picture-based interactive quiz explores your basic preferences about working. Takes 10 minutes maximum. Can be used for all students, including students with moderate/severe disabilities. Students with significant cognitive disabilities can use this tool because No reading required, picture based, and can be completed with minimal support from an adult.

Do you like working in an office, for example, or outdoors? Based on your responses, the test recommends careers to consider . . . and some of the suggestions can be surprising.

iPersonic® Career Test
After answering only four questions, you get advice about the kind of work you should consider. How can that be, after only four questions? It’s due to the quiz’s clever methodology. You could learn, for example, that you are an “Independent Thinker.” Requires reading ability, and most appropriate for students without disabilities to students with mild disabilities.

Truity Holland Code Career Test
This quiz asks you to rate how much you might like specific activities, like tracking expenses or teaching people to read. The results suggest careers that might be right for you to consider. This inventory is suited well for students with mild to moderate disabilities.

Work Interest Wizard Test
This quiz takes a unique approach – you state how often you like to perform various duties. (Example: How many times a day or a month would you like to clean up files at work?) The quiz then offers some guidance about careers to consider. This quiz is suitable for students with mild disabilities, as it does have ample reading involved.

Youth O-net Assessment Tool

Mock Job Interview Booklet (Low/No Tech) (Crook County HS, OR)  A printable lesson plan and student guide to applying and interviewing for a job. Includes tips and information for the student along with practice forms. Available at Mock-Interview-Senior PDF file

Khan Academy (Online/App-Based) – College, careers and more section has many good, in-depth videos that help answer student questions and provide information about a variety of careers beginning with entry level. Also, includes sections on College admissions and Personal finance. The videos would be great to include as part of activities for students. Available in multiple languages
Khan Academy College Careers & more website

Financial Education: Cents and Sensibility: A Guide to Money Management (Low/No Tech) Provided by the Pennsylvania Assistive Technology Foundation, to assist in developing financial literacy for people with disabilities. This is a great resource that is presented in an easy to follow format. A student and educator manual are both available to download with the student manual in both English and Spanish.  
Financial Education: Cents and Sensibility: A Guide to Money Management website

Personal Preference Indicators (Low/No Tech) A guide to learning about (and with) a person with disabilities. The guide services as a conversation starter and tool to think about the needs and preferences of a person to best support them in multiple settings. Available in both English and Spanish.
Personal Preference Indicators website