For Immediate Release
Contact: Sarah Williams
Long Beach, CA – CIP Long Beach has launched Mploy, a new employment readiness program for young adults age 18-26 with autism and other learning differences. The inaugural program will be offered January 3-13, 2016 with housing aboard the Queen Mary ship in Long Beach, CA. The curriculum will be based on the career skills development and life skills training currently offered at CIP’s comprehensive year-round programs. Mploy is designed for young adults who are interested in entering the workforce and transitioning to independent living.
During the 10-day program, participants will reside in rooms on board the historic Queen Mary ship in downtown Long Beach. As they work to develop employment readiness skills, students will learn self-advocacy, conduct mock interviews, build their resumes and take part in a variety of activities designed to help them prepare for their future. Participants will visit with representatives from Fortune 1000 companies including Disneyland and the Hollywood Bowl, and ask questions about the application process and possible employment opportunities. The Mploy program has prearranged meetings with HR departments in order to get an inside look at what companies are looking for when hiring employees.
“We are very excited about our new Mploy program for young adults with autism and other learning differences,” commented Michael Noel, Program Director at CIP Long Beach. “Spending ten days on this historic ship will be a unique experience, as well as an opportunity for students to enhance their job prospects and learn how to implement key employment strategies,” he continued.
Participants will take part in at least two community service projects and a variety of fun activities in a supportive environment that provides 24/7 staffing and support. any opportunities to socialize and develop lasting friendships will be offered throughout the 10-day experience.
The program cost is $3,950 which covers room and board, activities, airport pick and drop off (if needed), and one college credit. Space is limited.
Mploy is a new addition to CIP’s year-long and summer programs currently offered in Long Beach and at 5 other locations nationwide. Over the past 30 years, CIP has served thousands of students as they embark upon their journey to become productive members of society. For more information about CIP and Mploy, visit www.mploy.org or call 877-566-9247.