Supported Education

The IPS Employment Center has found that many young people and some adults have interest in school or vocational training as part of long-term employment goals. The addition of Supported Education to the IPS model provides guidance around supporting individuals with severe mental illness in finding and successfully completing mainstream educational or vocational training programs, such as high school, GED/HiSET programs, certificate programs (e.g. CDL, cosmetology, culinary arts), or college/university degree programs. Community-based career exploration is also part of Supported Education services and includes things like attending open houses at colleges or going to a job fair. Although there has not yet been significant research conducted on Supported Education services, it has been generally accepted as a best practice in providing support to individuals with educational goals.