Your child has completed vocational training and is excited to find and maintain a job. This is a big step for your child, and you want to make sure they are ready to succeed. As your child ends their vocational training and begins looking for employment, there are things you can do to prepare them for this major step.
- Make sure your child understands their disability—Your child should have a basic grasp on their personal strengths and limitations, and these should guide their employment decisions following vocational training. For example, if your child has limited motor skills, lifting heavy boxes in a stockroom may not be the best employment fit.
- Assign work at home—Performing daily and weekly chores at home can encourage your child to build their confidence and effectively manage their time while providing an opportunity for performance critique. Once chores are complete, explain ways your child can improve their performance and provide praise for a job well done.
- Encourage volunteerism—Even though your child may be anxious to find a job, volunteering can be a good place to begin. Often, volunteering can fit with a hobby or interest, help your child build their resume, and lead to opportunities that could end in employment.
We are always here to help your child find beneficial employment following the completion of vocational training. For more information about our vocational or skills training programs, please contact us today.