Pre-Employment services are designed to provide individuals with the skills they need to achieve their employment goals.
Our pre-employment services program focuses on the following topics:
- Helping consumers identify the vocational skills they offer an employer
- How to set long term and short term goals and determine if they are reasonable
- How to handle questions concerning disability
- The importance of job descriptions and agency policies
- State and Federal work incentives
- What is a Reasonable Accommodation and how do I ask for one?
- How to fill out a job application
- The importance of resume, cover and thank you letters
- Prepare a resume
- How to prepare for a job interview
- Mock interviews
- The importance of references and volunteering
By participating in the full seven-week training we hope attendees will be able to identify and search for jobs in their area, apply of those positions appropriately, be more comfortable with the interview process and have learned skills that will help them maintain employment.
One unique aspect of our program is that we encourage participants to volunteer in the community. By doing this we hope they can gain the following rewards:
- Skill and experience in the vocational area of their interest
- An opportunity to add to their resume
- Positive references for future employer
A number of our graduates have obtained gainful employment, gone on to receive additional employment services through Vocational Rehabilitation Services, or registered for post-secondary classes at a community college.