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Exploring the Workforce: A New Opportunity for Students

Published by Yuki Cheung on

Thanks to funding from the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE), Triangle is offering a workshop series to students with disabilities to participate in job exploration, skill building, and employment training sessions. The Exploring the Workforce workshop series will provide youth-oriented programs that provide students with a variety of sessions that give them skills needed to be ready for employment before they age into adulthood. Lack of work experience and job training programs are two of the main reasons that people with disabilities continue to be underrepresented in the workforce.

Over the course of four days, participating students will gradually build skills that will give them the confidence to pursue their first job. On day one, career exploration and expectations in the workforce will be outlined. Over the next two days, students will learn about creating a positive first impression, dressing for success, email etiquette, and professional communication. As a final step in the program, students will participate in mock interviews, develop resumes, and complete a paid internship in a group setting that will allow for feedback from Triangle staff members. Upon completion of the program, each student will have established a foundation for future success and will be confident as they take their first steps to employment success.

Triangle has already partnered with two local school districts to provide four-day workshop series to students with disabilities and is seeking additional district partners to provide up to two more sessions to additional cohorts in the coming months. Additionally, Triangle will host Exploring the Workforce during Spring School Vacation (April 19 – 22, 2022) and is open to all districts on a first come, first served basis.

For more information or to sign up, please contact Brittany Mendez, Director of Transitions & Community Services at Triangle, Inc. at 781.388.4316 or bmendez@triangle-inc.org.