Employment Readiness Series

 

Ages: 18 & up
Date: TBD 2022
Time: 6:30 – 8 pm
Location: DSAGC (4623 Wesley Avenue, Suite A Cincinnati, Ohio 45212)
Registration: Registration is required. Register for each class separately.
Description: Calista Hargrove, MSOL, VP of Programs, Cincinnati Works. Calista is an experienced, results-oriented organizational development professional, with a record of achievement in strategic thinking and problem solving in developing and managing workforce development and post-secondary educational support services for individuals with economic disadvantages and/or disabilities.   

Introduction to Employment Readiness
This class is for the adult with Down syndrome and their parents/caregivers. Employment success and finding a job will be discussed. Also, a panel of employees with Down syndrome will discuss their experiences in the workforce.
Character Strengths
This class is for the adult with Down syndrome and their parents/caregivers. This class will focus on each individual’s strengths and how those strengths can complement the skills needed for their dream and starter jobs.
What does it mean to have a Job?
This class is for the adult with Down syndrome. They’ll work with professionals to discuss the importance of a job, what a job means to them, their goals, and how to tell their story!
Professionalism & Preparation
This class is for the adult with Down syndrome. They’ll learn skills in preparation for the workforce including professionalism, interview techniques, resume building, etc.
Mock Interviews
This class is for the adult with Down syndrome. We will host mock interviews and provide valuable feedback.
Employment Networking Night
This class is for the parent/caregiver, adults with Down syndrome, community professionals, and more. We will learn more about the benefits of an inclusive workforce, hear from employees with Down syndrome and their employers, and connect with fellow professionals interested in hiring!