Maintaining the Momentum

Supporting Next Steps on the Employment Journey Following Participation in EmploymentWorks Canada

There are many pathways to employment – for some it may be more direct, and for others, it may consist of incremental steps en route to employment. Worktopia programs have implemented ‘Post Program Supports’ to help individuals and families transition to next steps following program completion, and to maintain their momentum toward future employment.

To read more about the Post Program Supports being offered by Worktopia programs, and the impact they are having on individuals and families as they continue along the employment journey, click on the TIDBIT link below.

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Summer School Work Experience

Attending school over the summer may sound like a real drag to most young teens, but a unique new summer program is providing youth with autism opportunities to develop new friendships, explore employment interests and gain valuable work experience – all while earning school credit.

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Maintaining the Momentum

“It would be wonderful to have some sort of next step. Something that happens after the program that you tailor to the individual.” In an effort to respond to this common sentiment by Worktopia participants and families, ‘Post Program Supports’ are now being offered following program completion to help maintain momentum and support the development of concrete next steps along the employment journey.

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Worktopia & Ready, Willing and Able: A National Collaboration Building Bridges to Supports on the Pathway to Employment

Worktopia and Ready, Willing and Able are working together to meaningfully influence the employment futures of youth and young adults with autism. To read more about how the programs are helping job seekers develop their employment skills, gain a better understanding of the employment services and supports in their local community, and make connections to inclusive workplaces that are looking to hire, click on the news story attached featuring a recent graduate of the EmploymentWorks Canada program.

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