Youth with disabilities are a great source of talent, but may face barriers to employment. SenseAbility’s Life After School pilot projects are designed to address some of these barriers.
Life After School targets a unique approach to experiential and work-integrated learning opportunities for high school and college students with disabilities. It was created to meet the needs of employers who understand the value of and are seeking a pathway to hire youth with a disability. Unique to Life After School is the implementation of a non-resume-based job-matching platform for students with disabilities that will test for soft skills matched to employer needs.
The Life After School High School pilot project is in partnership with the Abilities Centre, Whitby Ontario, participating high schools in London, Ottawa and Toronto, and SenseAbility’s network of inclusive employers. This project was funded in part by the Government of Ontario. For details, see the page High school.
The Life After School College pilot project is in partnership with Durham College of Applied Arts and Technology, Humber Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology, and SenseAbility’s network of inclusive employers. This project was funded in part by the Government of Ontario. For details, see the page College.
SenseAbility thanks the Government of Ontario for its leadership, commitment to innovation, and support in providing funding for these projects.
We also thank our high school, college, employer partners and technology partner, for dedicating their expertise, passion for excellence, and valuable resources towards fulfilling the project objectives.
For further information regarding Life After School, or to learn more about SenseAbility, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.