Transition and Pre-employment Services

Transition and Pre-employment Services

Expandability offers high school and college students with disabilities a head start and competitive edge toward building successful careers.  Activities include a variety of “in school” pre-employment support services to complement their school based education and training, including tools for exploring career options and opportunities for “real world” experiences and interactions. Expandability’s team is enhanced through our partnerships with professionals in business and industry who are committed to working with students in this program.

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Pre-employment  Workshops are offered at the school site or at Expandability offices and include topics such as:

  • Resume writing
  • Interviewing
  • Internet job search
  • Learning styles
  • On-line applications
  • Self-advocacy
  • Career planning
  • Financial awareness
  • Assistive technology
  • Basic computer skills

We can also provide workshops on other topics as requested.

Job Shadowing and Informational Interviews

Students have the opportunity to spend time with working professionals in occupations that they are interested in.  Students observe and often participate in daily work activities on-site to become more familiar with the work environment and skills needed for these jobs. Students also have multiple opportunities to interact with employees at these companies, who define what education and technologies are needed for success. Business Networking provides students the opportunity to schedule meetings with individuals who may be business managers or human resource professionals to learn first-hand what training and job skills are necessary for employment at companies like theirs.  Students may also attend workshops and company presentations to learn about a company or career and gain insights that will help improve their job search skills and develop their career path, while making these valuable employer contacts.  Expandability staff and corporate employees offer the Job Shadowing and Business Networking services at no cost.  Please click here to go to our calendar for upcoming job shadowing events.

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