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‘Transition Youth Program’

Optimistic and eager to work, Miracle is an employU customer who brightens any room she enters. Upon being referred to employU, Miracle decided to participate in Project SEARCH. Project SEARCH is a collaborative program between vocational rehabilitation, employU, the school district, and the Cleveland Clinic. This very specified Industry-Based Work Experience Program allows students the […]

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Aaric is an employU client who was referred through the Brevard School District for the Pre-ETS program. Pre-ETS is a “fast track” program for high school and college students that allows them to access services to build employability skills while in school. Services are typically available much sooner through Pre-ETS than the traditional Vocational Rehabilitation […]

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This summer proved to be another successful season of employU’s Industry-Based Work Experience Programs. These on-the-job training programs give students the opportunity to gain experience, skills, and industry knowledge while getting paid. Different than the typical summer job, these industry-based programs allow students to explore and discover new career paths while preparing them to enter […]

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Figuring out which career path is right for you is something most of us have gone through. It’s not an easy task and can take some time, effort, and exploration. Nicole knew she wanted to work but wasn’t sure where to get started. Like many of us just starting out in the workforce, she wasn’t […]

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The start of a new school year can bring a long list of to-dos. Shopping for school supplies, getting haircuts, and making sure that the first day of school outfit is set and ready to go. For parents with kids with disabilities, sometimes adjusting or obtaining an IEP or 504 is also on the list. [...]
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Sometimes balancing the responsibilities of school and young adult life with extracurriculars can be a challenging task. But employU client Christian seems to be an expert when it comes to keeping up with his responsibilities. Ambitious and hard-working, Christian has completed ten On-the-Job Trainings (OJTs), the Work Readiness Training, the Self-Advocacy Workshop, a Career Camp, […]

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Caring, patient, polite, and a dog lover through and through; this is how we would describe employU client, Marc.  Marc began his journey with employU in December 2020 after being referred by Vocational Rehabilitation. After meeting Marc, his Young Adult Transition Coordinator, Kimberly Halhober, learned of Marc’s love of dogs and his desire to pursue […]

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Interested in culture, history, and photography, it’s no wonder high school student Matthias dreams of becoming a travel ambassador one day. Matthias first came to employU in March of 2021 and enrolled in our virtual career camp.  Through career camp, Matthias was able to hear from guest speakers from a variety of industries and explore […]

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William is a young man with dreams of becoming a doctor one day. In the meantime, William wants to gain general work experience and independence. To accomplish this goal, William connected with employU to participate in an on-the-job training (OJT). Within a couple of weeks, William was working at his first on-the-job training at Annie […]

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Latavia is a hard-working woman who had a desire to contribute to her household income and create a better living situation for her mother, her brother, and herself. She came to employU during her junior year of high school and worked four different on-the-job trainings (OJTs). Latavia told her job coach that she would like […]

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