OUCARES PRE-EMPLOYMENT SKILLS TRAINING for Adults with Autism (Aspergers, HFA, PDD-NOS)
June 14, 2021 – August 27, 2021 EDT
Are you an adult looking for something to do this summer?
Do you want to explore career options and build employability skills?
The Summer 2021 Pre-Employment Skills Training is In-Person!
Limited Scholarships are available up to $1500!
This training will take place on Oakland University’s campus with strict safety protocols.
Participants with our without previous job experience are welcome to apply for this highly individualized program. Apply now to secure your spot!
A pre-employment skills training designed specifically for individuals with ASD that focuses on:
“Soft” Interpersonal Skills
Participants participate in daily activities to improve their communication, social awareness, making small talk, networking, determination, team work, accepting criticism, providing appropriate feedback, collaboration and much more. Participants will learn to identify their soft skills of stregth and discuss them in an interview.
No matter where they are in their career journey, participants will have the opportunity to research job options that are realistic for them. Participants will complete the program with a portfolio including a editable resume and cover letter. Activities will include completing job applications, navigating job posting websites and learning the skills to maintain a job once employment is secured. Program participants will have an opportunity to network with employees in their preferred field and will participate in several mock interviews throughout the program.
Independent Living Skills
Pre-Employment Skills Training Participants learn about hygiene and appropriate interview and work attire. Activities will include budgeting and money management, community understanding including transportation and and available resources and goal setting. Participants will learn about Employee Handbooks, the functions of an HR Department and their rights as an employee.
For complete program specifics and application information, please visit us at www.oakland.edu/oucares or email OUCARES@oakland.edu