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Transitioning Students from Post Sec to Employment


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Best Practices in Transitioning
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Transitioning Students from Post Sec to Employment

  1. 1. DRN 2015: Best Practices in Transitioning from Post-Secondary to Employment The WorkBC Perspective
  2. 2. 2 • 1:15 – 1:20: Introductions • 1:20 – 1:30: Overview of WorkBC Services • 1:30 – 2:00: Interactive Panel Session Open Door Group, Downtown Eastside ESC • 2:00 – 2:30: Interactive Panel Session with AVIA • 2:30 – 2:45: General Questions and Answer, Wrap up Agenda for This Session
  3. 3. 5 • Persons with disabilities can access the program when they are: – Legally eligible to work in BC and are – Unemployed, under employed with a disability, or working under 20 hours per week, – In their last year of high school or post-secondary, or, – Working full-time but require program support to maintain employment, if they are at risk of job loss. • These clients can: – Participate in Employment Focused Self-Serve group workshops – Receive Job Search and Job Start Program Financial Supports , when determined essential by the EPBC Service Provider – Access Case Management if assessed as needing more than Self-Serve Services alone Client Eligibility in the EPBC:
  4. 4. 6 • Streamlined and coordinated services through various points of access, including: – WorkBC ESC Storefront locations – Satellite offices – Itinerant services – Outreach services Service Delivery in the EPBC:
  5. 5. 7 The EPBC provides people with disabilities a range of services and supports including: • Employment planning and case management • Disability/employment focused workshops (may be provided one-on-one or on the job) • Placement Services including work experiences, customized employment, job development and job coaching • Access through customized employment to discovery, a strengths based approach to discover an individuals’ ideal conditions of employment • Extended on the job follow up support when needed, up to 48 weeks • Access to skills training, including essential skills and short-term certificate courses • Training in self-employment • Access to program supports if employed but at risk of losing employment due to their disability including access to individualized services and support to retain employment • Financial supports, such as bus tickets or childcare. Client Services in the EPBC:
  6. 6. 8 Employment Related Disability Supports are available to support an individual looking for work, as well as on the job. They include:  Assistive Devices, Equipment and Technology  Attendant Services  Communication/Hearing Devices  Interpreting or Captioning  Ergonomic Supports  Workplace Access & Modification  Other (as needed) Disability Supports in the EPBC:
  7. 7. 9 Specialized assessments allow further examination of an individual’s employment-related abilities, strengths, and employment service needs. They are administered by qualified professionals and include: Specialized Assessments in the EPBC: Neuropsychological Vocational Assessment Vocational Psychological Assessment Physical/Functional Work Capacity Assessment Work Simulation Assessment Learning Disability Assessment Assistive Technology Assessment Foreign Credentialing Prior Learning Assessment Medical Assessment Report Ergonomic Assessment Audiological Assessment Speech and Language Assessment
  8. 8. 10 • Best Practices: Connecting Graduating VCC Students to WorkBC • Best Practices: Connecting Potential Students to VCC • Overview of Essential Skills Pilot with Vancouver Community College (VCC) and WorkBC’s Vancouver Leads • Overview of Community Engagement Group Committee with VCC Interactive Panel Session: Open Door Group
  9. 9. 11 • YouTube: • Avia website: employment-month/ Case Study: AVIA
  10. 10. 12 Questions?