School-to-Work Alliance Program (SWAP)

SWAP assists young adults with mild to moderate needs in employment to progressively build skill sets that will contribute to successful career pathways.

SWAP is a collaborative initiative between the Colorado Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) and local school districts/Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES), area Businesses, and is supported by the Colorado Department of Education (CDE).


Our Mission

To believe in and create an environment that encourages and inspires young adults to grow by succeeding in the world of work.

Purpose of SWAP

The purpose of SWAP is to assist young adults in making the transition from school to employment, provide successful employment outcomes, increase community linkages, and offer new patterns of service for young adults within all categories of disabilities.

What Does SWAP Offer to Young Adults?

Work experiences (paid & unpaid)

Career exploration

Assessment of skills & interests

Resume development

Interview skills

Instruction on filling out job application

Mentorship and short term job coaching

Job retention skills

Counseling on post-secondary opportunities

Who Is Eligible for SWAP Services?

Youth between the ages of 15-24

In school or out of school

Have mild to moderate employment needs. Examples:

* Learning Disabilities

* Physical Disabilities


* Mental Health Condition

* Substance Abuse