Progressive Employment, also known as Career Exploration or Pre-Employment, is a strategy to help bridge the gap between high school and adulthood by helping teens and young adults between the ages 16 -24 prepare for the transition from school to work. We assist individuals who have little or no work history with an opportunity to explore possible careers through short-term work experiences. Activities such as job shadows, mock interviews, and short-term work experiences help teens explore career options, develop skills in the workplace, and gain confidence.
In this Parent Roundtable, we will talk what Progressive Employment is, how to determine if your teen would benefit from the Progressive Employment activities and how to get started.
Lillian Doughty, B.S., LSW, ACRE: Manager of Pine Tree Society’s Career Development Department
Darcy Brockman, Business Account Manager/Youth Employment Consultant: Maine Department of Labor, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation.
This session is appropriate for parents, families, and anyone involved in raising a teen with a disability.
Please RSVP by clicking here or call Connie Hartley at 386-6951.
Space is limited. Light refreshments will be served.