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Susan Labrecque 
Senior Director, Resource Development and Transition Services

slabrecque@solanocoe.net
(707) 399-4805

Workforce Development Programs

The workforce development department consists of programs that prepare youth and adults for employment and independent living.

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.

Targeted population is:

  • Justice-involved youth;
  • Youth in foster care or who have aged out of the foster care system;
  • Youth who are within the age of compulsory school attendance but have not attended school for at least the most recent complete school year calendar quarter, particularly for students attending Armijo and Sem Yeto Continuation Schools.

For additional information for Solano County Office of Education, please contact LaKesha Lovett Workforce Development Program Manager 707-399-4884

Senior Director, Resource Development, Transition Services & Post Secondary Opportunities
Susan Labrecque

Program Manager, Workforce Development
LaKesha Lovett

Secretary /Program Analyst
Karin Ross

College and Career Development Specialist
Tina Bidwell

Transition Partnership Program (TPP) is a collaborative contract with the California Department of Rehabilitation (DOR) and Solano County Office of Education (SCOE).

The purpose of TPP is to provide DOR mandated Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Pre-Employment Transition Services including employment preparation, job development and placement, follow up and non-supported employment to those students/DOR clients in Solano County who are either attending:

  • High School
  • Continuation School
  • SCOE Juvenile Court/Community School
  • SCOE Adult Program classes
  • Career Technical Education classes
  • Fairfield-Suisun Adult School
  • Solano Community College
  • SOAR/STC (Students Achieving Results/School-to-Career)
  • Or who are job ready
  • Or are foster youth in need of employment services

The TPP staff also supply the auxiliary services necessary for the students/DOR clients to reach their employment goal. Staff works together from referral, through intake, eligibility and planning to ensure services necessary for success. The DOR and SCOE Cooperative Agreement establishes a collaborative service relationship designed to provide the student/DOR client greater access to specialized services intended to meet the unique needs of the shared DOR/Education Agency disabled population. All services, funded directly or through certified expenditures, provided through this agreement shall be provided only for TPP student/DOR clients.

The staff includes:

Senior Director, Resource Development, Transition Services & Post Secondary Opportunities
Susan Labrecque

Program Manager, Workforce Development
LaKesha Lovett

Secretary/Program Analysts
Lindsay Caceres

Karin Ross

College and Career Development Specialists

Ramona Berardi
Benicia High School, Rodriguez High School, SCOE Deaf/Hard of Hearing Class

Tina Bidwell
Out of School Youth

Teliyah Bush
Vanden High School, SCOE Adult Programs-Irene Larsen Center

Teri Cisneros
Fairfield High School, Sem Yeto Continuation School

Chelsey Huff
Armijo High School, Sem Yeto Continuation School

Kim Mora
SCOE Adult Programs-Golden Hills Education Center

Brenda Pignataro
Dixon High School, Maine Prairie High School, SCOE Adult Programs-Maine Prairie

Jaime Peak
Vacaville High School, Will C. Wood High School 

Shelia Vogel
SCOE Adult Transition - Fairfield-Suisun Adult School, SOAR

 

 

 

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. They are provided self-determination, career exploration and self-advocacy training. The secondary program assists students with the actual transition from high school. The goal is to have students employed and/or be enrolled in a training program leading to a job in their chosen career field.

The WorkAbility project currently serves over 200 high school and post-secondary students, and 130 middle school students.

The staff includes:

Senior Director, Resource Development, Transition Services & Post Secondary Opportunities
Susan Labrecque

Program Manager, Workforce Development
LaKesha Lovett

Secretary/Program Analysts

Lindsay Caceres

Karin Ross

College and Career Development Specialists

Ramona Berardi

SCOE Adult Transition - Benicia High School

Benicia Middle School

Rodriguez High School, SCOE Deaf/Hard of Hearing Class

Teliyah Bush

Vanden High School

SCOE Adult Programs - Irene Larsen Center

Teri Cisneros
Fairfield High School

Chelsey Huff

Armijo High School

Kim Mora

SCOE Adult Programs - Golden Hills

Crystal Middle School

David Weir K-8 School
Grange Middle School
Green Valley Middle School
Suisun Valley Middle School

Brenda Pignataro

Dixon High School
Maine Prairie High School
SCOE Adult Programs-Maine Prairie

Jaime Peak
Vacaville High School
Will C. Wood High School

Shelia Vogel
SCOE Adult Transition - Fairfield-Suisun Adult School

 

 

 

In 2019 the Solano County Office of Education partnered with Inclusion Films and North Bay Regional Center to provide 16 to 22 year olds with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities the opportunity to attend SCOE's Short Film Camp. The two week camp taught participants principles of filmmaking while practicing self-advocacy and self-determination skills.