IMPACCT offers local businesses like you the opportunity to connect with high school students in your community. Our valued partners help students gain the real world skills necessary for transitioning into independent adults on a successful career path.

Becoming a partner offers valuable benefits, including:

  • Increasing your current workforce
  • Cultivating a ready and able pool of applicants
  • Improving community engagement
  • Supporting diversity and inclusion

IMPACCT is a partnership among New Hampshire Vocational Rehabilitation (NHVR), Granite State Independent Living (GSIL), and high schools throughout New Hampshire. The program is dedicated to helping students with disabilities become part of the local workforce as they navigate from high school to employment, post-secondary education, or training that leads towards a career.

The IMPACCT curriculum offers five pre-employment transition services:

  1. Job Exploration Counseling
  2. Work-based Learning Experiences
  3. Comprehensive Transition Program and Post-Secondary Education
  4. Workplace Readiness Training
  5. Instruction in Self-Advocacy

“IMPACCT has shown our students how to be confident in advocating for the direction they would like to take in their futures. They learn how to make connections and foster positive working relationships. When they graduate from the program they have a better understanding of how to create their experiences after high school and be successful at it. Their sense of pride and accomplishment from completing the IMPACCT program is something that cannot be measured or put into simple words!” – Audra L. O’Connor, Belmont High School

How you can get involved:

  • Host an Internship – (3 hrs/week, unpaid, on-site) in a projected career track occupation.
  • Join an Advisory Group – Serve with a locally-based group of supporting entities working together to improve post-high school outcomes and develop a strong talent pool.
  • Hold a Mock Interview – Work with students as they refine their interviewing skills and behaviors.
  • Offer a Company Tour – Field trips make students more aware of local opportunities post-graduation.
  • Present a Topic – Speakers can present on any facet of the workforce: respective career field, human resources, soft skills, work etiquette, etc.

Together, we can move towards a more promising future for our students, communities, and local businesses.

The program is funded by and in full partnership with the New Hampshire Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation (NHVR) in response to the recent Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). IMPACCT is offered through Granite State Independent Living (GSIL). IMPACCT was created to help augment and support the transitional services that schools are already providing their students with disabilities.