All CIP students develop comprehensive employment skills through extensive training, counseling, community service, resume development and internship and job placements
Competitive jobs require employees with social skills, the ability to manage executive functioning tasks such as time management and organization, and independent living skills.
For those diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders and learning differences, the ability to obtain a competitive job that provides a living wage dictates the development of these competencies. CIP’s holistic and strength-based approach assists students in realizing and developing their place as citizens of the world.
Today Brevard Center students attended a job fair (sponsored by Goodwill and Keiser University) along with Lead Career Coordinator Jennifer Kolarik and LaDonna Riggins. The students had the opportunity to practice networking, offering resumes, asking for business cards, and dressing professionally. Although anxious at first, they were quite at ease after gaining experience approaching employers at the various booths!
If any business in the Melbourne area is interested in sponsoring a CIP intern to help a student gain unpaid work experience, please email Jennifer Kolarik at firstname.lastname@example.org.