EmploymentWorks
Ages 15 - 64

EmploymentWorks offers employment preparedness training and job sampling work experience for individuals who have been diagnosed with ASD. The program has been designed for those seeking opportunities to develop the essential skills necessary to obtain meaningful and sustainable paid employment. It is a peer/co-worker supported program that uses adult learning principals to focus on social, communication and job skills development in a variety of workplace settings and teams.

Did You Know?

79% of Canadians are employed
49% of Canadians with disabilities are employed
Only 11% of Canadians with ASD are employed

50% of Edmonton EW graduates were employed at the end of the Spring 2018 session

Program Breakdown

This program is 6 months in length
Months 1-3: Structured Learning and On-Site Work Experience
Months 4-6: Supported transition from weekly programming to active job seeking and employment

 

Eligibility Requirements

  • No longer in school
  • Average or near average academic skills
  • Motivated to seek paid employment
  • Must have a valid Social Insurance Number
  • Not receiving or eligible for Employment Insurance
  • Must be aged 15 – 64, diagnosed with ASD

 

“You have nothing to lose by trying this program, and you have the chance to gain something. Go for it!” – Edmond, EmploymentWorks participant.


ENROLLMENT FOR THIS PROGRAM IS ONGOING

APPLY TODAY!

For more information or to apply, please contact
Ewa Bochinski
ewa.bochinski@centreforautism.ab.ca
780.488.6600 ext. 240

This project is funded in part by the Government of Canada’s Opportunities Fund for Persons with Disabilities program

 

dates

Enrollment is ongoing!
*Wait-lists for future sessions are available

times

Months 1-3: Structured Learning and Work Experience
Wednesdays: 1 - 3:30 p.m. Structured Learning Sessions
Fridays: 2.5 hour Worksite Sessions* between 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. *Worksite Session days and time slots subject to change based on employer availability

Months 4-6: supported transition from weekly programming to active job seeking and employment