Reaching For Inclusive, Successful Education and Employment (RISE) Program

We are happy to announce that through our Reaching for Inclusive, Successful Education and Employment (RISE) Program we're offering both our Next Step and Hotelworx Programs on a rotating basis. The Next Step (TNS) is a transitional program for youth with disabilities with minimal or no work experience and includes personal and professional development, employability workshops, career exploration and job search strategies. Hotelworx is a sector-based training program for those who have some work experience and a strong interest in gaining experience in the tourism & hospitality industry. 

RISE TNS Phase 1:

September 21, 2020 - March 12, 2021

We are offering a 24-week paid employment transition program for youth between the ages of 18-30 who identify as having a disability.

The Next Step Program focuses on overcoming barriers to employment through employer engagement, accommodation and targeted training.

Participants discover new or enhance their existing skills through:

  • Personal & professional development;
  • Employability workshops;
  • Participating in career exploration & job search strategies.

They also complete certifications that competitively enhance their resumes when applying to different jobs.

Program Framework:

  • 4 weeks group-based employment skills training & career development exploration;
  • 12 weeks essential and employability skills through work experience training;
  • 8 week job placement with optional job-coaching and workplace accommodations.

We are accepting applications for our RISE Program on a continuing basis. Please note that any applications received after Friday, August 14, 2020 will be added to a waitlist for future phases of this program.  

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