Employer Information

Employer-partners

A key component of the ACT! Program is Work-Integrated Learning or WIL. WIL provides program participants with the opportunity to apply their classroom learning to real world work experiences. A work experience placement is provided by an employer-partner. By signing-up to be an employer-partner, organizations will receive supports in the use of assistive technology, work experience preparation, and in creating accessible and inclusive workplaces. In this program, participants of the work experience are paid by the ACT! Program and not by the employer-partner. Employer-partners, play an integral role in the career development of participants by providing valuable workplace experience and in turn, employer-partners will gain motivated participants with technical skills, employability skills, and unique perspectives.

The ACT! work experience encompasses two months of work (200 hours), typically 5 hours/day. Work experiences are available at various times throughout the year. To learn more about becoming an employer-partner, please fill out the expression of interest form. Or, you can contact the ACT! Centre at autismcantech@norquest.ca or 780.644.5900.

Employers

Employers who hire ACT! participants after the completion of the program will benefit from ACT! Centre programming and Career Coach support provided to the employee for up to 6 months. At the ACT! Centre, employers will have the opportunity to access workshops, skills development, mentorship programming, peer networks, and larger community connections. Employers will also have access to support services on how to use assistive technology, inclusive employment practices, and enhancing accessibility and inclusion in the workplace.
 

Employer expression of interest form

For additional information, contact us at autismcantech@norquest.ca