OFFICE Prep is a new program developed specifically for older youth (up to age 21) and modeled after the OSTP. It consists of six months of classroom training, placement, job coaching and once a student secures employment, drop in-support for the first three months of employment. Follow-up services continue for six months after job placement. The first quarter of training focuses on soft skills that include telephone etiquette, professionalism, work ethics and self-advocacy. The second quarter includes computer skills, use of iPad and assistive apps, document management, receptionist training, and more. The job readiness portion teaches skills such as writing cover letters and resumes, interviewing and job search strategies.
Project SEARCH: Over the coming year, The Arc will work to open the first Project SEARCH site in Prince George’s County. This program delivers a series of three internships over the period of one year, allowing high school seniors to explore a variety of career paths. Total workplace immersion facilitates the teaching and learning process as well as the acquisition of marketable work skills. Stay tuned for more exciting news!
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