Webinar Series: Facilitating a Seamless Transition to Adulthood: Practical Information You Can Use Right Now! – Part 3: Using a Formalized Process to Engage Employers and Provide Workplace Supports (Part 3 of 3
Webinar Live Date: November 10, 2022
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm, Eastern time
Host: TransCen, Inc.
Cost: $35.00 for each session of the webinar.
Special pricing is available for groups of 10 or more. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to register your group.
Registrants outside the United States, contact email@example.com.
Contact TransCen, Inc. by phone: (301) 424-2002
Webpage to Register and More Information:
Webinar Session Dates and Times (All in Eastern time):
Part 1 Date: September 29, 2022, 1:00 pm to 2:30pm
Part 2 Date: October 17, 2022, 1:00 pm to 2:30pm
Part 3 Date: November 10, 2022, 1:00 pm to 2:30pm
There is a job for everyone who wants one, regardless of disability, need for support, or economic vitality of their community. The culmination of public education for all youth with disabilities should be productive and meaningful careers – not just for some youth, or most youth, but all youth. This 3-part webinar series will highlight key strategies to establish interagency teams, clarify roles and responsibilities, improve engagement of families and employers, and facilitate individualized work experiences in the community. Special educators and administrators, Vocational Rehabilitation counselors, employment specialists, advocates and families are encouraged to attend to learn how to apply the tenants of seamless transition and promote successful futures for people with disabilities. Participants will receive access a set of tools essential to effective implementation of meaningful work experiences.
Part 3: Using a Formalized Process to Engage Employers and Provide Workplace Supports
Effectively engaging employers is an essential part of facilitating individualized student work experiences in the community. Unfortunately, the way employers tend to be approached – by being asked about job openings or getting the “do the right thing” message – is all wrong. This session will offer strategies to engage employers that emphasizes learning about labor needs and making good job matches, with a focus on meeting the employer’s needs. These strategies will also help transition staff and employment specialists feel more confident and energized when speaking to employers. In addition, the session will discuss a formal work experience proposal process and ways to support a student on the job.
Learning objectives include:
- Using an Employer Informational Interview format to learn about a specific employers labor and staffing needs
- Combining information from the Positive Personal Profile, Employer Informational Interview, and other assessments into a concise work experience proposal
- Leveraging the interagency team to put needed workplace supports in place
- Understanding strategies to teach students new skills required for their individualized job
Ann Deschamps, Ed.D., Vice President at TransCen and Director of the Mid-Atlantic ADA Center.
Sean Roy, Chief Innovation and Training Officer at TransCen.
Continuing Education Recognition:
While this training is not pre-approved for Certified Employment Support Professional or Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification continuing education credit hours, you may download a Certificate of Completion for CEU self-submission by passing the quiz available under the course outline.
- TransCen provides captioning for all our webinars.
- All webinars are recorded and available for later listening.
- Certificates of Completion are available for all sessions.
- Special pricing is available for groups of 10 or more.
- Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to register your group.
- Registrants outside the United States, contact email@example.com.
- This session will be broadcasted via a Zoom platform. A telephone option for audio is also available.