What is EmploymentWorks ?
How it Works
EmploymentWorks offers training for autistic adults and persons with disabilities (participants) who want to practice and develop the essential skills necessary to get and keep a job. At the same time, it offers volunteers (mentors) an opportunity to share their employment journeys, and employers direct experience integrating diverse individuals into their workplaces.
“EW Original” Program Overview
Phase 1: Manualized Program
For 12 weeks, up to 10 participants attend 2.5 hour sessions twice a week.
1. Structured Learning: Focused on career exploration, employment readiness and soft skills development. All participants are provided with access to LinkedIn Learning and 1000’s of professionally led courses and videos.
2. Job Sampling: Experiential learning for participants and employers in a variety of workplace settings.
Phase 2: Labour Market Participation
The final phase of the program is intended to support the transition from weekly programming and job sampling to active job seeking and employment. Approaches will vary by program location, but this may include 1:1 support and/or group based discussions, navigation to LinkedIn Learning courses for ongoing skill development, and connections to local employers and employment agencies.
If you prefer a virtual learning environment, the instructor led EW Virtual Program may be for you! Click here to find out more.