Good Foot Forward Employment & Training Program

Applications are now closed for the Good Foot Forward & Training Program – they will reopen late summer of 2024.

The Good Foot Forward Employment & Training Program offers a hybrid learning opportunity for neurodivergent individuals interested in gaining employable skills and work experience. Participants will learn and engage in an inclusive, supportive environment over the course of our 9 month program. 

The Employment & Training Program is free and consists of two phases to learn and build upon the knowledge, tangible skills and independence needed for job readiness.

Please note, Good Foot is not offering program participants a Courier job as part of this program.

At a Glance

No cost to participants

Open availability Monday – Thursday, 9am – 5pm required

Part time, 3 days/week – between 3-6 hours/day

Small groups of 6 participants for a tailored learning experience

Participants will receive an hourly wage of $16.55/hour for 15 hours/week in Phase 1

Participants will be paid for their work during their assigned Job Placement in Phase 2

Phase 1

Interactive In-Class Learning Sessions
Courier Job Shadowing
1:1 Support & Employment Coaching

In Phase 1, the participant will attend In-Class Learning Sessions once a week, in a small group setting for 6 months. Concurrently throughout Phase 1, participants will be matched with one of our Training Facilitators to Job Shadow as a Courier once a week. In Phase 1, participants are paid an hourly wage of $16.55/hour for 15 hours/week for the duration of their weekly training. 

Our interactive in-class curriculum will touch upon key skills of the workplace such as Communication, Professionalism, Digital Competency, Mental Wellness and Seeking & Retaining Employment by way of presentation slides, small group activities, independent learning and guest speakers. Applying the knowledge gained from In-Class Learning Sessions, participants will have a chance to apply these transferable skills through weekly Job Shadowing as a Good Foot Courier. 

The third component of Phase 1 will incorporate 1:1 Support & Employment Coaching meetings. These individualized sessions will focus on building life and employment skills, self-advocacy, assistance with program areas of struggle, goal setting, career ideas and skill strengths. 

Phase 2

3-month External Job Placement
1:1 Support & Employment Coaching

In Phase 2, the final stage of the program, the participant transitions to hands-on work experience in a 3-month external Job Placement. Matched with a local business, the participant will have the opportunity to implement the credentials learned from Phase 1 while gaining additional skills for future employment. Participants will be paid for their work during this stage.

Please note that Good Foot Forward is an Employment & Training Program and does not guarantee permanent employment within the organization or external job placement upon completion. 

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