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Fall 2021 Offering

Monday - Friday, Sep 24 - Nov 19, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Pacific Time

Our Online Career Launch Program for Neurodiverse Job Seekers is aimed at motivated individuals, who hold a two or four year degree (or equivalent), are currently underemployed or unemployed, and want to launch their career. This comprehensive program consists of an eight-week career readiness training phase including a simulated workplace experience and a six-month job search and placement phase.

Learn-By-Doing Session

Six Weeks (120 Hours)

The program begins with a six-week learn-by-doing session consisting of 14 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

Two Weeks (40 Hours)

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

Job Search/Placement Support

Six 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 six 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

Fall 2021

Sep 24 – Nov 19, 2021

Apply By

Sep 15, 2021

How to enroll?

Please follow the six step process to the right

Step 1

Review Class Schedule, Program Audience, and Program Benefits below

Step 2

Learn about course details in our online learning site

Step 3

Check if you have the required Digital Literacy Skills

Step 4

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

Step 5

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

Step 6

Complete the application form

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 14 courses across the learning dimensions.

Each training day will consist of a morning classroom session of instruction from 10:00 AM to 12:00 Noon, a lunch/work/social break from 12:00 Noon to 2:00 PM, and an afternoon classroom session of individual work on course assignments from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM. 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.

Orientation: Sep 24
Orientation

Foundation (F): Sep 24
Neurodiversity @ Work

Job Development (JD): Sep 27 – Oct 8
Job Development Strategy and Positioning
Job Search Toolkit
You Are a Brand
Job Searching & Interviewing Strategies & Tactics
Employment Self-Advocacy

Personal Effectiveness (PE): Oct 11 – Oct 22      
The Growth Mindset
Seven Habits – Basics
Executive Function
Coping and Resiliency

Workplace Competencies (WC): Oct 25 – Nov 5        
Being Assertive
Conflict Resolution
Team Structure & Performance
Powerful Presentations – Basics

Simulated Workplace (SW): Nov 8 – Nov 19
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:

  • Are a motivated neurodiverse adult
  • Hold a two or four year degree (or equivalent)
  • Are Currently underemployed or unemployed
  • Want to get a job and need support for landing a job

If you are:

  • considering enrolling in only the training portion (some or all the courses) of the program, or
  • already working and want to learn or strengthen specific workplace effectiveness and career development skills,

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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