In, Up & Out Employment & Training Program
The In, Up & Out program fosters the growth of individuals from the neuro-diverse community in the Toronto area through a comprehensive approach to professional and life skills training, meaningful employment, and workforce integration. This free program provides participants with skills building opportunities, training, paid employment as a Courier and career preparation support in a community-oriented, caring environment. In, Up & Out adopts a three-phase approach to build a solid foundation for future work experiences that can further empower the participants to lead independent and fulfilling lives.
The initial stage provides participants with the opportunity to become a Courier at Good Foot by working with a Training Facilitator, receive employment income and participate in a variety of life, social and professional skills building workshops.
Participants complete courier training and are independently doing deliveries on their own. At this stage, participants have access to additional training and workshops with a focus on building transferable personal and professional skills. Participants may also work with a mentor and take on increased responsibility in the organization.
The last stage provides participants with an opportunity to develop further connections to the labour force through accessing ongoing training, skills assessments and job placement services through partnerships with local businesses.