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Spring 2022: Mar 1 - Jul 1

Our Online Career Launch Program for Neurodiverse Job Seekers is aimed at individuals who hold a two or four year college degree (or equivalent), are currently underemployed or unemployed, have set the goal to get a job and be good at it, and need the knowledge and support to strengthen their motivation and drive to reach the goal.

Our comprehensive program consists of a 17-week career readiness training phase including a simulated workplace experience and a 6-month job search and placement phase.

Learn-By-Doing Session

15 Wks (120 Hrs; 2 Hrs/day; 4 Days/Wk)

The program begins with a 15-week learn-by-doing session consisting of 13 courses designed specifically to provide a highly impactful and valuable online learning experience.

The courses consist of live online classroom sessions, meetings, and discussions via Zoom, supplemented by assignments to internalize the course learnings. You will have ready access to the instructors and course content including a variety of tools, tips, assessments, and reference documents.

Participants learn and practice personal effectiveness skills, job search and career launch strategies, and workplace competencies – all skills essentials for securing employment and achieving career fulfillment and success.

Simulated Workplace Experience

2 Wks (40-60 Hrs; 4-6 Hrs/day; 5 days/Wk)

The last two weeks of training are designed to reinforce and practice the learnings from the courses in a simulated workplace environment, while gaining experience working on real world projects sourced from our business partners.

The 17-week training, comprised of the 15-week learn-by-doing session and the 2-week simulated workplace experience, also provides opportunities for the attendees to interact with companies and network with business professionals.

Job Search/Placement Support

6 Months

Completion of the training starts the next phase of individual mentoring and placement support with a career coach. This dedicated one-on-one guidance assists the individual during their employment search and continues with the eventual hiring and onboarding, possibly with our employer allies (e.g., Stanford University, Visa, Cupertino Electric).

The program includes this support for a period of 6 months following the completion of training. Depending on the needs of the individual, this period can be further extended.

Once employed, job and career coaching are available as an optional service to support the individual’s workplace assimilation and ongoing career plans.

Are You Ready to Invest in You?

“For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them.” -- Aristotle

Next Session

Spring 2022

Mar 1 – Jul 1, 2022

Apply By

Feb 16, 2022

How to apply?

Please follow the six step process on the right

Step 1

Review Class Schedule, Program Audience, and Program Benefits below

Step 2

Learn about course details in our online learning site

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Step 3

Check if you have the required Digital Literacy Skills

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Step 4

Attend an Information Session to learn more about the program, including cost and payment options and have all your questions answered

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Step 5

Schedule time with us to discuss your specific situation, interest, and payment options

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Step 6

Complete the application form

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Class Schedule

The class begins with an Orientation session and a foundational course on Neurodiversity in the Workplace. The remaining courses are built around three Learning Dimensions: Job Development (JD), Personal Effectiveness (PE), and Workplace Competencies (WC). There are a total of 13 courses across the learning dimensions.

Each Learn-By-Doing training day will consist of one classroom session from 10:00 AM to 12:00 Noon. Mondays and Wednesdays are for instruction and learning; Tuesdays and Thursdays are for individual work on course assignments. Our instructors and coaches will be available to help and guide you through the course assignments. All times are in Pacific Time Zone. There will be three (3) breaks in each classroom session, totaling approximately 30 minutes.

Each Simulated Workplace day will be from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM with breaks for lunch and other needs  as determined by the project work team members.

Orientation: Mar 1
Orientation

Foundation (F): Mar 2 – Mar 3
Neurodiversity @ Work

Personal Effectiveness (PE): Mar 7 – Apr 7      
The Growth Mindset
Seven Habits – Basics
Executive Function
Coping and Resiliency

Job Development (JD): Apr 11 – May 12
Job Development Strategy and Positioning
Job Search Toolkit
You Are a Brand
Job Searching & Interviewing Strategies & Tactics
Employment Self-Advocacy

Workplace Competencies (WC): May 16 – Jun 16        
Being Assertive
Conflict Resolution
Team Structure & Performance
Powerful Presentations – Basics

Simulated Workplace (SW): Jun 20 – Jul 1
Workplace Projects

Program Audience and Benefits

Preparing you to launch and grow your career

Are you a good fit?

You are a good fit for our program, if you:

  • Hold a two or four year college degree (or equivalent)
  • Are currently underemployed or unemployed
  • Have set the goal to get a job and be good at it
  • Need the knowledge and support to strengthen your motivation and drive to reach the goal

If you are:

  • already working and want to learn or strengthen specific workplace effectiveness and career development skills, or
  • want to complete the courses at a pace that you are comfortable with,

then consider enrolling in only some of the courses in the learn-by-doing portion of the program. Please visit our Online Career Readiness Training for Neurodiverse Job Seekers page.

What will you gain?

  • Strategies and tactics for your employment search, career management, and professional growth
  • Actionable tactics, using tools and techniques from the courses, to build your Job Search Toolkit including resumes, cover letters, and online profiles and portfolios
  • Growth Mindset, foundational habits, and essential skills for improving personal effectiveness
  • Essential workplace skills to effectively communicate, collaborate, and contribute in the workplace
  • Familiarity with today’s workplace dynamics and expectations while gaining workplace experience

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