CCi - California Career Innovations
The Solano County Office of Education (SCOE) in partnership with the Department of Rehabilitation (DOR) and San Diego State University (SDSU) have implemented the California Career Innovations Work-Based Learning Initiative (CCi).The SCOE CCi is 1 or 6 funded by the US Department of Education throughout the nation.The goal of the CCi program is increased economic self-sufficiency, through planned education, work-based learning experiences and Competitive Integrated Employment (CIE) for students with a wide range of disabilities.
The Solano County Office of Education (SCOE) was awarded the Career in Focus – Out of School Youth (OSY) contract by the Workforce Development Board of Solano County (WDB). The purpose of OSY contract is to provide a comprehensive array of services that give OSY enrollees the tools necessary to make sound decisions about their future and career choice, as well as expose them to opportunities through work experiences that will prepare them to be successful in Solano’s economy. Reengaging in school to complete graduation requirements as well as gaining valuable work experience that collectively lead to a earning a living wage are the primary goals of the OSY contract.
In 2019 the Solano County Office of Education partnered with Inclusion Films and North Bay Regional Center to provide 16-22 year olds with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities the opportunity to attend Film Camp. The two week camp taught participants principles of filmmaking while practicing self-advocacy and self-determination skills.
The Solano County Office of Education WorkAbility I program promotes independent living and provides comprehensive pre-employment worksite training, employment, and follow up services for youth in special education who are making the transition from school to work. The program serves both middle school and high school students. The middle school project assists eighth grade students with the transition to high school and with linking school to future careers.