Jefferson County Public Schools and United Parcel Service (UPS) Partnerships

Jennifer Romine

Email Jennifer Romine
(502) 468-0374

  1. School to Work (STW) Early College Program

  2. School at Work (SAW) Early College Program

  3. Transition Learning Center (TLC) Post Secondary Transition 

Requirements to Participate in all three Programs: 

  • Seniors only 

  • GPA 2.0 or higher

  • Acceptable attendance - 90% attendance rate

  • Ability to participate in early release

  • Recommendation from Principal/Counselor

School To Work - STW Early College (Traditional) 

Students attend high school in the morning, work and take college classes in the afternoon.

Three parts to STW: 

  • School: Attend high school morning classes w/ early release time

  • Work:   Work at UPS as part time package handler 4-5 hours 

  • College:Enroll in a College Class one day a week at UPS facility

School at Work - SAW Early College (Online eSchool) 

Students report directly to the UPS facility and take their high school/college course online and work. This opportunity is full time at UPS facility students will not be attending his/her high school.  They will meet with his/her high school on a scheduled day once a month (typically a Friday). 
Three parts to SAW: 

  • Dual enrollment between current high school and Jefferson County HS.

  • Take Online E-School Courses Online or at the UPS Facility 

  • Work at UPS as part time package handler 4-5 hours - start time @ 10:30 AM

  • Enroll in a College Class one day a week at UPS facility

Transitional Learning Center - TLC (Options Unlimited) Post Secondary Transition

Exceptional Child Education students are nominated by their teacher to receive on job training as a package handler for postsecondary transition skills. 

Requirements and benefits of Program:

  • Students must have a recommendation from the Principal or Counselor and ECE Teacher. 

  • Students attend a two week pre-employment paid training program that is staffed and operated by UPS training supervisors and Options Unlimited job coaches. The training is approximately four (4) hours.

  • Work Experience provides team building, safe work methods, soft skills, and hands on practice

  • Work Experience is instrumental in building a culture of inclusion and best practices for people with disabilities through leadership, support, and training.