On the Job Mentors

CORD seeks to find employment for program participants with employers who will provide on-the-job mentors for the added support that may be required. This provides stability and helps to ensure success.

For more information on becoming a participant or consumer advocate in Bridges to Success, please contact CORD at 508-775-8300 (V/TTY) or cordinfo@cilcapecod.org.

Bridges to Success is made possible by a grant from The Peter and Elizabeth C Tower Foundation.

CORD's Bridges to Success program can help young adults aged 17-26 with learning or intellectual disabilities obtain the skills they need to get and keep a job.

With the help of a consumer advocate, participants will learn:

  • Effective communication
  • Interview techniques
  • Problem solving
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Customer service
  • Online job search techniques
  • Resume building
  • How to dress for success
  • Intro to bank accounts
  • Budgeting and planning
  • and much more!

Consumer Advocates

A unique feature of CORD's Bridges to Success program is the use of volunteer "consumer advocates" who will guide participants towards their goals of meaningful employment or post-secondary education. Volunteers come from the community and work with participants throughout the program and for one year after, providing soft skills training, guidance, and support.