WE’RE GETTING READY FOR THE NEXT ROUND OF EMPLOYMENT WORKS!!!
EmploymentWorks Canada (EWC) is a newly designed program that offers employment preparedness training for individuals ages 15-29 with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), who are no longer attending school and are seeking opportunities to practice and develop the essential skills necessary to obtain sustainable employment. EWC aims to improve the employment readiness and vocational engagement of individuals with ASD, while creating awareness of the value and competencies that these individuals bring to the workplace and community.
THE EWC PROGRAM HAS BEEN DESIGNED BASED ON THE FOLLOWING THEMES:
● Knowing Myself as a Working Person (What are my strengths and interests? What is my plan of action?)
● Engaging in the Culture of Employment (What does the boss want? How to overcome challenges?)
● Building My Skills for Employment (How to network; developing social thinking skills)
Individual goals are targeted through a series of structured learning and development activities; exposure to varying workplace settings and teams; and the application and practice of skills through peer mentor support. EWC addresses various areas of employment preparedness training, including self-development, social and communication skills, life skills and confidence building.
Applications for the EmploymentWorks Program are now being accepted!! Program starts in February! Get in touch no later than November 25th 2016 to apply!
To learn more about the program click here
To start the process as a participant, or as a mentor please call Dayna Vey, Career Services Coordinator at 722-2803 ext. 225
The EmploymentWorks Canada program is sponsored by The Sinneave Family Foundation and Autism Speaks Canada, and is funded in part by the Government of Canada’s Opportunities Fund for Persons with Disabilities Program.