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.
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.
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.
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.
Review Class Schedule, Program Audience, and Program Benefits below
Attend an Information Session (starting Jul 12) to learn more about the program, including cost and payment options and have all your questions answered
After attending an Information Session, schedule time with us to discuss your specific situation, interest, and payment options
Complete the application form
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: Sep 13
Foundation (F): Sep 14 – Sep 15
Neurodiversity @ Work
Personal Effectiveness (PE): Sep 19 – Oct 20
The Growth Mindset
Seven Habits – Basics
Coping and Resiliency
Job Development (JD): Oct 24 – Nov 29
Job Development Strategy and Positioning
Job Search Toolkit
You Are a Brand
Job Searching & Interviewing Strategies & Tactics
Workplace Competencies (WC): Nov 30 – Jan 5
Team Structure & Performance
Powerful Presentations – Basics
Simulated Workplace (SW): Jan 9 – Jan 20
Preparing you to launch and grow your career
You are a good fit for our program, if you:
If you are:
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.