School to Work Alliance Program

Ute Pass BOCES

About Us


The School to Work Alliance Program (commonly referred to as SWAP) is a collaborative effort between Ute Pass BOCES (which encompasses Woodland Park, Manitou Springs and Cripple Creek-Victor School Districts) and the Colorado Division of Vocational Rehabilitation. We are supported by the Colorado Department of Education and work closely with schools to assist youth in a successful transition from school to the world of work.

We assist young adults with finding meaningful, competitive and career-path oriented employment opportunities in their community. We also work to engage local employers in a partnership that supports school-to-work transition.

For Colorado Department of Education information about SWAP click here.

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School to Work Alliance Program

P.O. Box 99

Woodland Park, CO 80866


To contact us:

Phone: 719.686.2457

Fax: 719.687.4242


SWAP Program Coordinator:

  Megan DeSmidt



SWAP Program Specialist:

  Elizabeth Connell