Transition Program

The Hawaii School for the Deaf and the Blind Transition program provides our Deaf and Hard of Hearing students with opportunities to explore and learn about careers, educational opportunities and the world around them. Through vocational exploration activities, vocational assessment, community experiences, work-study, self-determination, and self-advocacy training students begin to develop a sense of who they are and what they are interested in. This information is used to develop a personal transition plan, which identifies post-secondary goals, whether they be employment, education, training or independent living that are incorporated in the student’s individual education plan.

Students who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing often miss out on incidental learning because of their hearing loss. The Transition Department works to develop community partners to provide field trips, internships, or work-study opportunities for our students. The more exposure our Deaf/Hard of Hearing students have to the world around them the better decisions they will be able to make in regards to their future.

Careers in Construction
Careers in Food Service
Careers working with Animals
Careers in Aviation
Careers in Education
Careers in Cosmetology