Record diplomas earned by Bloomington Transition Center students

Published on Jun 03, 2024
adult female student receiving her diploma

The largest class of Bloomington Transition Center (BTC) program students earned diplomas this year. The 39 students are the largest number of graduates in program history. BTC provides skill and experience-based programs to 18-22-year old special education students to live and work more independently in the community.

Thirty students completed the BTC and Project LIFE programs, which develop student independence skills, help with career planning, employment training and real-life work experiences. 

BTC’s Transitional Education Service Alternative (TESA) program run by Intermediate School District 917 graduated four students. TESA prepares young adults to transition into independent living, employment and post-secondary education options.

four adult students with their diplomas

Five students completed the Project SEARCH internship program at Embassy Suites Minneapolis Airport. Project SEARCH students work and learn from hotel staff to gain skills to help them find competitive employment in the community.

Bloomington Public Schools prides itself on serving students from birth through age 22, said BTC Supervisor Robin Bloom. “Our quality programming and partnership make that possible by helping young adults in our community.”