Easterseals UCP Transition To Employment program prepares high school students and adults ages 16-26 years old with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities for employment.
Activities to explore career interests and abilities.
Workplace Readiness Training
Development of soft skills, workplace communication and behavior, independent living skills and accessing transportation.
Work-Based Learning Experiences
Informational Interviews, job shadowing/mentoring, worksite tours, volunteering or internships.
Instruction in Self Advocacy
Learning about rights and responsibilities, how to request accommodations on the job and participating in youth leadership activities in the community.
Choosing, Acquiring, and Maintaining Employment
Assistance from staff in choosing a job, activities and support in acquiring a job as well as ongoing staff support in maintaining a job.
Creating a Work Life Balance
Learning skills to support wellness and recreation.
Transition To Employment Program Locations and Information: Ahoskie103 Loftin LaneAhoskie, NC 27910252-513-8168EmailNew Bern1722 Trent Blvd.New Bern, NC 28560252-631-5417EmailEasterseals UCP sensABLE snacks food trucksEasterseals UCP and Trillium Health Resources are working together with area food banks to help teens and young adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD). Individuals between the ages of 16-26 will develop employment skills to work on food trucks that serve healthy snacks throughout the communities of New Bern and Ahoskie, North Carolina. More info
Special thanks to Trillium Health Resources for supporting the Easterseals UCP Transition To Employment program for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities throughout Eastern North Carolina.