Seattle Course # 29- Top Twelve Employment Tools: Assisting Students to Transition from School to the World of Work

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Friday- March 9, 2018       8:00am-4:00pm

Course # 29- Top Twelve Employment Tools: Assisting Students to Transition from School to the World of Work

by Denise Bissonnette, MA, Diversity World, Winnipeg

About the Speaker

Target Audience (who should attend) : General Education Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Case Managers, Social Workers, School Counselors, Job Coaches, Instructional Assistants and Paraprofessionals, ELL Teachers, Autism Specialists, Transition Specialists and other educators involved in transition from school to work

Target Age Range: 10th Grade through 21 years

Course Description: In this fast-paced, highly interac- tive seminar, Denise will share her top twelve employment tools that have been proven effective by thousands of transi- tion and employment specialists throughout North America! Drawing from her vast repertoire of books and publications, including Beyond Traditional Job Development: The Art of Creating Opportunity and Cultivating True Livelihood, Denise has chosen twelve innovative tools that can be used in classrooms or one-on-one coaching sessions for students new to the world of work. Delivered in a train-the-trainer style, Denise equips attendees of this course with cutting edge concepts coupled with hands-on tools allowing attend- ees to put these concepts into immediate practice. Denise will discuss creative job search strategies, unique workplace evaluation for job placement opportunities, and innovative resources for career development.

Course Objectives – participants will be able to:

•  Explain how to create work-based learning opportunities and/or paid employment based on the skills of the individual student

•  Identify the six key questions to unlocking hidden opportunities in the local business community and how to put the “universal hiring rule” into practice

•  Describe how to uncover and discover a student’s unique gifts, strengths and values

•  Demonstrate how to assist students in identifying their work preferences and vocational dreams

•  Explain how to create a positive profile of a student’s passions, skills, and resources; mixing and matching these factors to identifying employment or work-based learning opportunities

•  Identify and describe how to use two essential tools to assist students in preparing to contact employers in person or in writing

•  Describe the framework for understanding student motivation and what is necessary to inspire students to make changes necessary for successful transition

•  Describe the “coaching process” for assisting transition students to take positive action towards their goals as they prepare to leave school for the world of work