The Florida Center for Students with Unique Abilities at the University of Central Florida (the Center) invites local public and private schools (operating pursuant to s. 1002.42) serving students in grades 9 – 12 to apply for resources to establish a Florida College and Career Transition Club (CCT Club).
The purpose of the CCT Clubs is to increase awareness of Florida Postsecondary Comprehensive Transition Program opportunities and help students with intellectual disabilities prepare for and access those opportunities across Florida. CCT Clubs will be inclusive, with membership adequately representing these three groups: (1) students with intellectual disabilities, (2) students with disabilities other than intellectual disabilities, and (3) students without disabilities. Club advisors will support students to learn and explore career pathways and postsecondary education options. Students will work together to identify and explore college and career opportunities, engage in mentoring, and participate in events and activities within the school, community, and at local IHEs to build college and career transition plans.
The Center will provide funds to cover a CCT Club sponsor stipend and club activities beginning as early as September 1, 2022.
For INITIAL and RENEWAL applications to establish or continue implementation of a College and Career Transition Club, instructions and application packets (pdf) will be posted on May 5, 2022. Initial and renewal applications are due August 31, 2022. The renewal applications are due every two years. Clubs that submitted a renewal application last year do not need to submit one this year. For established College and Career Transition Clubs, the Annual Report is due May 3, 2022-June 7, 2022.