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Employment Readiness Program for Young Adults with Learning Differences

Finding a first job is hard enough for any young adult. But for a young person with Learning Differences, it is so much harder still. The lack of confidence, the lack of social skills, the lack of job hunting skills can combine to make this more than an uphill battle. What can a parent do to help his child acquire the right skills, frame of mind, and empathetic connections to find work?

CIP Long Beach (part of the nationally renowned College Internship Program) recently announced Mploy, a new employment readiness program for young adults age 18-26 with autism, Asperger's, ADD and other learning differences.

The employment readiness preparation program will be offered January 3-13, 2016 aboard the Queen Mary ship in Long Beach, CA. The curriculum will include the career skills development and life skills training currently offered at CIP's comprehensive year-round programs offered across the United Sates. Mploy is designed for young adults who are interested in getting a first job and making the transition to independent living.

"We are very excited about our new Mploy program for young adults with autism and other learning differences," commented Michael Noel, Program Director at CIP Long Beach. "Spending ten days on this historic ship will be a unique experience, as well as an opportunity for students to enhance their job prospects and learn how to implement key employment strategies," he continued.

During the comprehensive program, participants will stay on board the historic Queen Mary ship in downtown Long Beach. As they work to develop employment readiness skills, students will learn self-advocacy, conduct mock interviews, build their resumes and take part in a variety of activities designed to help them prepare for their future. In addition to acquiring confidence and skills, program participants will get to meet witht with representatives from Fortune 1000 companies including Disneyland, Sony and the Hollywood Bowl, and ask questions about the application process and possible employment opportunities. Students will also meet with human resource departments and gather information about their respective companies

Participants will also take part in community service projects and a variety of activities in a supportive environment that provides 24/7 staffing and support. The program will also provide the opportunity to participants to make new friends and social connections while on board the ship.

The program has an all-inclusive cost of $3,950 which covers room and board, activities, airport pick and drop off (if needed), and one college credit. Space is limited.

Mploy is a new addition to CIP's year-long and summer programs currently offered in Long Beach and at 5 other locations nationwide. Over the past 30 years, CIP has served thousands of students as they work to become productive members of society. For more information about CIP and Mploy, visit www.mploy.org or call 877-566-9247.

Mploy is a new addition to CIP's year-long and summer programs currently offered in Long Beach and at 5 other locations nationwide. Over the past 30 years, CIP has served thousands of students as they work to become productive members of society. For more information about CIP and Mploy, visit www.mploy.org or call 877-566-9247


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