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Workforce Readiness and Preparation Program

Starts: 6/21/2021 9:00 AM
Ends: 6/25/2021 3:00 PM

Cost: 2000$ for the three week program

Location
Currey Ingram Academy
6544 Murray Lane
Brentwood, TN

The Workforce Readiness and Preparation (WRaP) Workshop is a three-week program for students ages 15 - 20 who are on the Autism Spectrum. The program uses a strengths-based approach to help young people prepare for success in the workforce through the following channels: 1. Students learn to solve real-world problems in collaboration with others. WRaP uses robotics-based approaches to teach employable skills for workplace success. 2. By characterizing prospective employees' abilities using robotic kits and other activities developed by Vanderbilt, the methods used within the program assist participants to identify jobs that match their gifts. 3. The program provides the opportunity for students to connect with prospective area employers through Vanderbilt’s partnership with The Precisionists, Inc. 4. The program provides the opportunity for students ages 18 and older to apply for internships with partner organizations.