employU Work Readiness Training prepares students with practical skills they will need to enter the workforce. Each 20-hour workshop is designed to help students identify possible career interests, set and track goals, develop communication and conflict resolution skills, build a resume and cover letter, learn the dos and don’ts of interviewing including practicing interview skills, how to be a good employee, explore transportation options, and develop budgeting skills. These sessions include:
Self-Advocacy Training is a two-part program designed to provide guidance on building a path to independence. Participants will conclude their training with several job ready takeaways such as resumes, references, a cover letter and letters of recommendations.
Much of the program is spent on what is appropriate when on the job. Many participants are not experienced and they often find it difficult to determine what is appropriate when working. Role playing methods are used to develop conflict resolutions and decision making skills. Many students just have to understand the difference between work and social life and this program helps teach that.
Gain a “behind the scenes” look into future career choices. Our trainers will navigate a tour of area businesses to provide an observation and also an insight into these jobs by talking with real staff members onsite.
AT THE END OF THE COURSE STUDENTS WILL:
Have the confidence to speak for themselves
Effectively communicate their needs and feelings
Understand positive thinking, attitude, and goals
Have a clear picture of their skills and interests
Walk away with a professional resume
Career Camps are a week-long experience of exploration into different career fields for students to discover there are more opportunities available to them than they ever imagined! Career Camps are hosted by employU across the state, from West Palm Beach to Jacksonville.
Students who participate in this program are offered the opportunity to explore a wide array of career fields. These hands-on learning experiences are offered as a 20-hour or 40-hour course. Students will:
- Receive a tax-free stipend of up to $50 per day for each day of camp!
- Learn about the post-secondary options available and how to navigate the college application process and financial aid
- Explore a wide variety of career industries by learning from guest speakers
- Practice goal setting and career planning
- Learn banking and budgeting