The Job Placement Program assists individuals to prepare, secure and maintain competitive employment commensurate with interests, skills, needs, and abilities. Activities are customized to the unique needs of each individual.

Career Discovery.

Career Discovery helps individuals explore talents, interests, preferences, strengths, ideal work environments, challenges, and abilities leading to a vocational goal. Going through the discovery process helps individuals to be more successful on the job by matching the person with the right employment fit. Activities in Career Discovery may include:

  • Career exploration.
  • Job shadowing.
  • Informational interviews.
  • Transferable skills analysis.
  • Workplace readiness.
  • Situational assessments.
  • Work experiences / evaluation.
  • Skills assessments.
  • Vocational testing.
  • Post-secondary guidance.
Michael Lock preparing to change careers
Michael Lock preparing to change careers

Job Development.

The Job Development process helps individuals with job search activities, building resumes, exploring job opportunities, interviewing, networking with businesses and other activities to locate possible job opportunities aligning with their career and vocational goals. Activities in Job Development may include:

  • Resume and cover letter writing.
  • Completing job applications.
  • Job search strategies.
  • Interviewing techniques.
  • Mock interviewing.
  • Dealing with disclosure.
  • Networking.

Placement Assistance.

Placement Assistance helps individuals plan for the beginning of employment such as securing necessary shoes or clothing, pre-employment paperwork, and other items prior to starting the job. Activities in Placement Assistance may include:

  • Employment counseling.
  • Effective communications.
  • Self-advocacy.
  • Referral services.
  • Benefits counseling.
  • Transportation guidance.