Individualized Skill-Building

Easterseals Midwest offers this customized Pre-Employment program where participants can learn workplace skills and build natural supports to equip them for successful employment. We help individuals meet the following pre-vocational goals:

Pre-Employment Skills

  • How to locate a volunteer/internship opportunity
  • Individualized one-on-one support in learning hard and soft job skills
  • Support in practicing interview questions and techniques
  • Assist with resume writing and portfolio development
  • Participate in employability skills training
  • Learning social skills in a work setting (conversational skills, learning to be a team player, appropriate dress and hygiene, etc.)
  • Appropriate use of technology on the job site

Transportation Skills

  • Applying for and using Call-a-Ride
  • How to take the MetroBus/MetroLink
  • Studying for a driver’s permit

Communication Skills

  • Conversational skills (conversation starters, responses, phone skills, etc.)
  • Expressing wants and needs appropriately in the workplace and community
  • Awareness of non-verbal communication

Self-Sufficiency and Community Skills

  • How to stay organized (develop a planner/calendar)
  • How to enroll in an education course (community college, continuing education, etc.)
  • How to be safe (stranger awareness, community safety practices, traffic awareness, etc.)


What kind of time commitment is required to participate in Individual Pre-Employment?
Participants must meet with their trainer approximately 3 to 15 hours per week. Our team is committed to working with our participants' schedules and finding a time that works best for both parties.

How much will it cost to participate in Individual Pre-Employment?
For participants who meet eligibility requirements, this program is free. To find out if you qualify for these requirements, please contact us at 1-800-200-2119 or

To learn more about our programs at Easterseals Midwest,
please contact us at 1-800-200-2119 or

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