Work Readiness Program

The Work Readiness program is for individuals who have little or no work experience, or who have been out of the workforce for an extended period of time.  This two-part program focuses on developing skills needed to be successful in the workplace.

Work Readiness 1

This seven-week course helps individuals with disabilities get ready for competitive employment through videos, lectures, guest speakers, worksite tours and job shadowing experiences.

Program Includes:

  • Career exploration
  • Soft skills 
  • Financial management
  • Organizational skills
  • Self determination & self awareness
  • Interpersonal skills & teamwork
  • Workplace preparation & communication
  • Job retention

Program Requirements:

Must be able to work in a real work environment and want to be employed.

Work Readiness 2

This six-week course helps individuals with disabilities get ready for competitive employment by focusing on soft skills and gaining real world work experience at community worksites.

Program Includes:

  • Customer service
  • Workplace ethics
  • Conflict management
  • Resumes and job descriptions
  • Mock interviews
  • Managing your online footprint

Program Requirements:

  • Must have successfully completed Work Readiness 1 and demonstrated the ability to work in a real work environment.
  • Must be able to spend half of each day at a community worksite with only drop-in support.

​Work Readiness program participants gain real-world work experience through internships at WTC and community worksites:

A young woman stirs a large pot of soup in a commercial kitchen.
WTC Cafeteria

A young man puts bags of Zeke's Coffee on shelves.
Zeke's Coffee

Seven people sitting around a conference table. A woman is at the head of the table and the other six people are looking at her.
Students at a Work Site Training

A young man packs canned goods into a bag.
GEDCO Food Pantry