CORD’s Work Readiness and Preparation (WRAP) offers pre-employment skills training to youths with disabilities ages 14 – 21 who are in high school or college. Check out the schedule below. Job internships may be available. For more information or to register, contact Cathy at 508-775-8300, ext. 2115.
All workshops will be held at CORD’s office from 4:00 – 4:45. If you are unable to attend in-person, please contact us for options.
Tuesday, March 1 – Staying safe while looking for work & on the job
Learn how to be safe while using employment sites such as monster.com and indeed.com, when attending networking events and going on interviews. Learn how to be safe while working.
Thursday, March 3 – Career exploration
Identify career interests by using the Virtual Job Shadowing assessment tool.
Tuesday, March 8 – Workplace etiquette
Learn how to communicate at work, interact with co-workers and supervisors and understand the unwritten rules of behavior on the job.
Thursday, March 10 – W-4, I-9? What’s that?
Learn about new hire paperwork you need to fill out when you get a job.
Tuesday, March 15 – Facing discrimination? Rights violated? What you should do!
Learn the steps to take when your rights have been violated.
Thursday, March 17 – Dress for Success
Dressing for work is different from dressing for school or to go out with your friends. Learn what’s appropriate and what is not.
Tuesday, March 22 – Budgeting 101
Learn about basic money management concepts and budgeting.
Thursday, March 24 – Road to Work
Technical high schools, technical college, college, apprenticeship, supported employment programs and more. Learn the different career pathways you can take.
Tuesday, March 29 – What should your school be doing to get you ready for work?
Learn how to review your IEP or 504 plan to see if your vocational goals are being met.
Thursday, March 31 – Exploring the labor market
Learn how to look at the types of jobs that are available and how to use this information while looking for work and planning your career.