We are pleased to announce the launch of the Employment Now initiative, which was funded by the Ministry of Community & Social Services’ Employment & Modernization Fund. Aptus is thrilled to have the opportunity to provide greater opportunities for community inclusion, skill development and employment.
Program Development & Launch
Joe Dale, from the Ontario Disability Employment Network (ODEN) will be working with Aptus to create a framework for Aptus’ new Employment Now initiative, learning from staff input and people we support. Aptus staff will be trained by ODEN to gain skills to support goal development and realizing job goals, including skill development, education, entrepreneurialism (including artistic) and traditional job searching. Staff will also learn to be instructors for two recognized programs -- jobStart Sarnia's jobPath and EARN Ontario's WIN Program.
Partners Supporting Each Other’s Success
Aptus has partnered with other Developmental Service organizations launching employment services. These partnerships will include resource, program and infrastructure sharing. Participants from other organizations as well as youth and adults in the community will be able to access Aptus trainings or skills learning environments (e.g., Aptus Teaching Landscape) through MyCommunityHub. We will be learning together with our Development Service partners and supporting each other’s success.
Aptus is seeking funding to mentor staff supporting Aptus youth (ages 17 to 29) in learning about employment opportunities and developing their goals. We look forward to announcing any funding successes. To support Youth Employment Now, please contact email@example.com.
Want to Get Involved?
Aptus welcomes your support:
• Job shadow opportunities
• Career coach volunteers
• Skills-learning opportunities
• Info about job fairs or career networking
• Employment opportunities
• Other ideas