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 September schedule below. Job internships may be available. For more information or to register, contact Alyson at 508-775-8300, ext. 2122.
All workshops will be held at CORD’s office from 3:30 – 4:30.
You must pre-register to attend workshops.
Tuesday, October 5 – Career Exploration
Identify career interests
Wednesday, October 6 – 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, October 7 – Workplace Etiquette 101
Learn about appropriate communication skills and techniques; interacting with coworkers, supervisors and customers; workplace behaviors and more. Learn what is expected of you at work and how to get along with others.
Wednesday, October 13 – Targeted Job Shadowing
Explore different jobs and worksite expectations using virtual job shadowing.
Thursday, October 14 – Networking 101
Learn various ways of networking, how to find networking events and why networking is important.
Thursday, October 15 – Dress for Success
How you dress can impact your chances of getting and keeping a job. Learn the basics of appropriate work attire and grooming.
Tuesday, October 19 – Getting a Job
Learn how to create a resume, fill out applications and interviewing techniques.
Wednesday, October 20 – Budgeting 101
Learn basic money management concepts and budgeting. Learn about income vs. expenses, needs vs. wants, gross pay vs. net pay, tracking money, different types of bank accounts and more.
Thursday, October 21 – College Bound: What You Need to Know
Learn about college applications, financial aid, and reasonable accommodations: high school vs. college.
Tuesday, October 26 – ADA & Reasonable Accommodations
Know your rights! Employees with disabilities have rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Learn what employers need to do.
Wednesday, October 27 – What Should Your School be Doing to get you Ready for Work?
Learn how to review your IEP and 504 plans to see if they address your employment goals and what to do if they don’t.
Thursday, October 28 – Do You Have What You Need?
Learn how to assess if you have what you need for jobs you want and what to do if you don’t.