To Whom It May Concern:
It is a pleasure to write a letter of recommendation on behalf of the Work Opportunities Vocational Support Program. I have been familiar with and utilized the services of this program for the past 14 years. In my work with them, they have consistently demonstrated a tremendous level of commitment and dedication to the students and staff they have worked with, and to the various programs and schools I have asked them to work within. As a vocational support service, I have asked them to be responsible for coordinating a variety of logistics and services for the students referred to them. This involves an extensive amount of organization and communication with building Teams and staff, as well as the district administrators and outside service providers. Although this can be extremely challenging, the staff at Work Opportunities has consistently managed to accomplish this goal with a great deal of success.
Of particular note is the well measured and comprehensive nature of support each student has received. A service plan for each student is developed and always stems from a thorough and comprehensive review of a student’s strengths and weaknesses. This includes input from every stake holder and is routinely inclusive of a variety of perspectives and logistical variables. From this stems the delivery of highly effective support for the students, and the Work Opportunities Team is always available to connect and work with associated staff members and parents to ensure consistency of efforts and orientation of goals.
In addition, I have found the Work Opportunities Team to be especially effective at case management, attention to detail and orchestration of efforts, and they have demonstrated significant abilities to synthesize input about students from many sources in order to develop the most effective approach possible in dealing with the student’s needs. They display a high degree of professionalism and respect for everyone involved with the student, and even in adversarial situations are able to maintain poise and focus, constantly striving to make sound student centered judgements and recommendations.
I have every confidence that Work Opportunities will be an asset to any setting desiring a group of professionals of this caliber and skill. I would strongly endorse any contract for their services and highly recommend the agency for whatever setting they pursue as warranting their type of service. I am happy to discuss this further with anyone to provide additional support about his abilities and strengths if warranted.
Kenneth Kramer, M.Ed., M.A.
Director of Student Services, Belmont Public Schools