Community Employment Services (CES) Summer Experience
This program introduces high school students to work, through two 3-week sessions during summer break.
Session one focuses on “soft skills,” such as teamwork, co-worker and supervisor interactions, personal appearance, and conflict resolution. Session two focuses on “hard skills,” such as resumes, cover letters and applications, interview prep, mock interviews, and volunteer work experiences.
- Expose students to places of work and job opportunities in their community
- Provide work experiences through various “volunteer” work experiences
- Develop a student’s resume and cover letter
- Help students prepare mock job applications
- Practice interviewing for jobs
Who the Program ServesIndividuals with developmental disABILITIES who are current high school students or recent graduates and who are interested in gaining work experience in order to become competitively employed.
Eligibility RequirementsAges: 15-21 years
We accept referrals from the local Mental Health/Intellectual Disability Office, the Pennsylvania Office of Vocational Rehabilitation and/or an individualized educational plan (IEP) developed through any of our local school districts.
Program Dates and TimesLate June through early August
One week break between the two, three-week sessions.
Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
LocationHeim Science Building
700 College Place