CareerPath is a community-based program for transitioning students from high school into the workforce, as well as adults who are focused on getting a job and want to participate in a day program with an emphasis on career planning and skills development.
The four-month program covers the fundamentals of employment preparation, including self-assessment, career exploration, identification of employment options, and most importantly, the development of social and work-related skills.
We provide access to volunteering at non-profits to learn retail, customer service and food service skills, as well as build stamina and focus at work. There are opportunities to job shadow and even try substituting for another AbilityPath participant who is working in the community. Upon successful completion of the program, AbilityPath provides support with the application process to Department of Rehabilitation for Employment Services, which includes job placement services.
KEY PROGRAM COMPONENTS:
- Employment Preparation Curriculum
- Community-Based Volunteer Activities
- Public Transportation Practice
- Fitness Membership
- Job Shadowing
- Work Trials
- Support in Opening a Department of Rehabilitation Case
- Transfer into AbilityPath Employment Services as appropriate
- Fun Activities
- Identifying Interests and Strengths
- Finding Motivation and Challenges
- Employment Options
- Career Exploration
- Workplace Etiquette
- Completing Resumes and Applications
- Mock Interviewing