Expanding CIL Capacity Through Youth-Driven Transition Services Online Course

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Online Course

About the Training

This three-week course is designed to give CILs an overview of effective youth transition services in a center for independent living. Topics include changes to core services under WIOA, outreach strategies, how to engage youth, viable services and activities, role of the CIL in the IEP process, youth peer mentoring, staffing and volunteers, partnerships and collaborations, and funding, planning, and implementing youth transition programs.

Student Orientation

May 29, & 30, 2019

Course Level

This is a beginning to intermediate level course.

Target Audience

CIL executive directors, program managers, and youth transition specialists.

Course Objectives

Upon completion, participants will able to identify effective activities and services for youth; describe outreach strategies and ways to engage youth; discuss sound planning, funding, and implementation practices; and identify next steps for the center for independent living.


The course spans three weeks and uses a Web learning platform to engage participants in discussion of the content and issues. The instructor is available to lead the forum on the website and for technical assistance throughout the course. Participants are asked to read the assignments, review scenarios that address course content, and engage in the online class message forums. Participants will devote an average of 7-10 hours per week to assignments and activities.


Seth Hoderewski is the Director of Transition services at LVCIL where he has worked for over 4-1/2 years. He has a B.A. in Psychology from Pennsylvania State University and is working towards a MA in Special Education at East Stroudsburg University. He has worked in the social services field for 19 years, with the last four plus directly in the field of transition. He has helped to shape the current multi-faceted youth transition services at LVCIL.

Joe Michener is the Director of Employment Services at LVCIL, where he manages the Career Path and LIFE (Living Independently For Everyone) programs. Joe has worked in vocational services for more than a decade, and he has been involved in developing and managing successful grant and fee-for-service programs in partnership with the Department of Labor (including Vocational Rehab) and the Department of Public Welfare.