Announcing Free Work-ready Training for Students in the Greater Philadelphia Region, ages 14-21 with a disability.
Digitability, in partnership with PersonLink, is excited to prepare more students with work-ready skills and increase their employment opportunities through our work-ready services. Digitability, as a new PersonLink initiative, is launching work-ready programs for individuals ages 14-21 with a disability in the Greater Philadelphia Region. Any individual with a disability (including those who receive special services in a variety of classrooms: Autistic Support, Learning Support, Life Skills, Multiple Disabilities, etc) are eligible for participation.
If you're interested in learning more about Digitability's work-ready services, you can complete the orange form on the side of the page and a PersonLink supports coordinator will be in touch.
Individuals who participate will learn the following skills:
Digitability is an award-winning work-ready program that is preparing students for our tech-driven and highly social workplace. For the last six years, the Digitability model has been recognized as an innovative solution to the unemployment crisis facing a large and growing population, and has been featured on MSNBC, CNET, NPR, TechCrunch and showcased at Silicon Valley's Social Innovation Summit.
Digitability prepares students with a work-ready skill portfolio and the social/emotional capacity to persevere; this is helping people with diverse learning and behavioral needs overcome existing social and attitudinal barriers to obtaining and sustaining employment.
Individuals who participate in the Digitability program run the gamut; therefore, to create an inclusive environment, all of our resources are extensively differentiated to support a very wide range of learning and behavior profiles, from autistic support and life skills classrooms, to learning support and inclusion classroom.
4 Levels of Digitability’s Award Winning Work-Ready Training
Today, more than 70% of people with cognitive disabilities are unemployed. Digitability’s award-winning innovative approach is changing this statistic. Nearly 70% of our first cohort of graduates obtained meaningful employment.
LEVEL 1: INTERNET NAVIGATOR
Digitability uses technolgy as a hook to develop expressive and receptive language.
Level 1 is designed to teach students basic tech concepts, while simultaneously developing their social and communication skills. Systematically exploring tech and socialization helps prepare students to navigate the social nuance of sharing online as well as the hidden social norms of a workplace.
LEVEL 2: THE DIGITAL CITIZEN
Tech is not an isolated study; it is embedded in all of our independant living and work-ready skills.
Level 2 trains students to use industry-standard workplace technologies such as word processing, email, presentation, spreadsheets. Through work-simulations students deliver presentations, manage budgets, plan travel, problem solve and learn how to give and receive feedback in a workplace, while navigating the most common workplace boundaries.
LEVEL 3: TECH-SAVY AMBASSADOR
Tech is to employment as phonics is to reading.
Level 3 trains students in specific job roles as well as the company cultures that are commonly seen in today’s workplaces. Students develop tech routines and collaborate in and out of the cloud, strengthening their project management skills. Simultaneously, students learn how to showcase their skills to develop a sense of empowerment.
LEVEL 4: PRIME PROFESSIONAL
‘‘75% of all jobs require some degree of tech literacy “ - DOL
In Level 4, students package their online resume and work-ready portfolio to demonstrate the marketable tech and social skills they developed through the Digitability program. Fully prepared for the job-seeking process, students develop their self-advocacy plan for the workplace, equipping with them with the skills to obtain and sustain their employment.