EmploymentWorks

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EmploymentWorks aims to get you working.

This highly effective program offers employment preparedness training and job sampling work experience for individuals who have been diagnosed with a disability or disorder (including but not limited to autism). Sound pretty great? It’s also FREE!

 


Did You Know?

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

Employment Readiness is the perfect way to start!

Designed with you in mind!

EmploymentWorks is designed for those wanting to develop the essential skills necessary to obtain meaningful and sustainable paid employment. It is a peer/co-worker supported program and uses adult learning principles to focus on social, communication, and job skills development in a variety of workplace settings and teams.

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

We are now offering Employment Works programs for High School students, as well as a summer intensive program! Contact us to learn more.

Out of town? No problem!

  • You are welcome to join our in-person classes over zoom!


Eligibility Requirements for EmploymentWorks

  • No longer in High 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, with autism and/or another disability

“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


EmploymentWorks is now being offered in High Schools!

EmploymentWorks is now offering programming for high school students in J Percy Page and Ross Shepperd High Schools in Edmonton.

In order to take part, you are:

  • 15 years or older
  • In high school
  • Have been diagnosed with autism or another disability
  • Motivated to find a job
  • Able to commit to the 3-month program, for 5 hours per week

 

EmploymentWorks for High School students offers super-flexible programming options to suit your schedule!

  • Can be taken during or outside school hours
  • Apply directly with your student advisor/counselor!

 

 

Learn more about our programs:

 

For more information or to apply, please contact
employmentworks@centreforautism.ab.ca

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