Planning committee. Left to right: Loretta Stites (Reynolds Transition Specialist), Cathy Noles (Corbett YTP Specialist), Kathi Morris (Reynolds YTP Specialist) and myself Jodi Johnson (Pre-ETS Support Specialist).
The Oregon Association of Education Service Districts has recognized the Multnomah Transition Specialist Consortium (Consortium) with its News Ideas in Education Award. The Consortium was formed by MESD Transition Network Facilitators Jodi Johnson and Lizzie Juaniza who saw an opportunity for transition specialists and educational assistants, working in schools across the region, to exchange best practices, resources and experience with each other. The Consortium is an action-based group that reaches out to community members and businesses to embrace the engagement of students with disabilities, and help job seekers, including youth and students, access employment, education, training, and support services to succeed in the labor market and to match employers with the skilled workers they need to compete in the global economy.