TRAINING DEPARTMENT

Pre-Placement Training

Overview

Pre-placement training has been developed to help clients learn and refresh their job seeking skills. This class places a heavy emphasis on interview preparation and culminates in a mock interview. Throughout the class, social skills training and assistance is provided. Students will graduate with a portfolio of material to assist in their job search and career. This class is provided to those looking for their first job, making a career change or looking to brush up on the job seeking process.

Benefits

  • Interview preparation individualized to each client
  • Social skills training to ensure appropriateness on the job
  • Resume creation or resume assistance for clients who already have a resume
  • Confidence building skills
  • Self-advocacy training

Self-Advocacy Training

Overview

Self-advocacy is geared toward high school students and individuals under the age of twenty-two. Students will work through the process of defining what self-advocacy means to them and how they can be a stronger self-advocate in their academic, vocational and personal life. Other topics covered are career exploration, goals and strengths, personal disability awareness and social skills training.

Benefits

  • Gain a better understanding of personal disability accommodations available for both school and work
  • Learn about own abilities and limitations
  • Career exploration

Peer Mentoring Program

Overview

The Peer Mentoring Program is set up to individualize the skills needed for clients to be successful in their academic, personal and vocational lives. Clients are paired with peers based on age, interests and disability (when appropriate). The mentor / mentee relationship focuses on the understanding of one specific skill and builds on the individual’s knowledge and experience. Mentors are overseen by Two-6 Resources staff.

Benefits

  • Clients are able to grow a relationship with a mentor in order to grow as a person
  • Skills are learned in order to increase independence
  • Social skills are taught in real-time as clients engage in mentor relationship