Career Support Pathways (CSP)

Career Support Pathways (CSP)

About the CSP Program

What is the California SWTCIE Project?

The California Sub Minimum Wage to Competitive Integrated Employment Project (CSP) is supported by the California Department of Rehabilitation and funded by a Disability Innovation Fund grant from the U.S. Department of Education. It aims to transition workers with disabilities from segregated settings to integrated settings, enabling them to earn real wages and work in their communities.

Why is the CSP Program important?

Thousands of Californians with disabilities are currently working for less than minimum wage in segregated settings, some earning less than $2 per hour. The CSP Program focuses on reducing this number and increasing competitive integrated employment, coinciding with the end of subminimum wage practices in January 2025.

General Information for Prospective Program Participants

Eligibility Requirements

Participants must be 18 years or older with a disability, considering or engaged in sub-minimum wage employment, or have previously worked in such employment.

Program Location

Classes and services are offered at the:
San Diego College of Continuing Education
Educational Cultural Complex
4343 Ocean View Blvd, San Diego, CA 92113.

Program Schedule and Format

  • Spring 2024 Schedule: Monday to Thursday, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM.
  • Current Offering: In-person classes at ECC (Educational Cultural Center).
  • Future Possibility: Hybrid classes.
  • Transportation Assistance: Public transportation and ride-sharing options are available, with assistance provided by the Department of Rehabilitation.

Application and Program Enrollment

Application Process

  1. Meet with a Department of Rehabilitation counselor or college staff.
  2. Submit a college application through CCCApply (unless already a current San Diego College of Continuing Education student).
  3. Set up your MYSDCCD portal and register for the CSP class (college staff are available to assist).
  4. Apply for SDCCD DSPS Services

Cost and Enrollment

  • The program is free of charge.
  • Enrollment for the Spring 2024 semester begins on December 4th, 2023.
  • The final add date is typically the end of the second week of classes.

Program Services 

Class Size and Offerings

  • Expected class size: 20-25 participants.
  • Spring 2024: Community Living Skills-DSPS 607D.
  • Summer 2024: Occupational Opportunities DSPS 639D.

Support and Accessibility

  • In-class support from educational coaches and instructional aides.
  • Equitable learning environment for both readers and non-readers.

Work Placement 

Customized Employment and Placement Process

  • Work placement is highly individualized, with support from the CSP Vocational Specialist. 
  • Opportunities for work experience within the college district.
  • Work placement can begin as soon as the participant is ready. 

Post-Placement Support

  • Minimum of 90 days of short-term support after work placement.
  • Ongoing communication with the participant and/or employer. 

Contact Information

Alternate Clockwork Form