Student Transitional Employment

Student Transitional Employment Program

Our Student Transition Employment Program (STEP) is an eight-week program providing competitive work experience to high school age youth with visual impairments.

Transitioning from School to Work

Our goal is for students to practice personal independence through job placement, goal-setting and community involvement.  Students participate in vocational exploration and identification of preferences, interests and abilities. We assess knowledge of work-related behaviors and self-advocacy. Job placements have hourly wage with 25-30 hours per week.

Students engage in interviews and are placed in a competitive work situation. Alphapointe staff help students get oriented to the work site and provide short-term job coaching as needed. Alphapointe helps qualified workers and companies understand the capabilities of the blind and visually impaired.



If you work hard, you can do any activity.


Contact Jake McLaughlin

For more information call 816-237-2059 or email Jake at jmclaughlin@alphapointe.org.

Contact Youth Services EYE Program