Transition to Employment: A Guide for Supporting Post-Secondary Students with Disabilities is a resource for supporting post-secondary institutions, namely representatives from career services, co-operative education, and disability support offices. The guide is designed to help those supporting university students with disabilities as they transition to the workforce.
The guide is paired with various worksheets and scripts for students to use as a practical way to prepare for this transition. See the end of each section of the guide for available accompanying worksheets and scripts.
Drawing from PEI legislation such as the PEI Human Rights Act and PEI Employment Standards Act, this document provides guidance in the PEI context, assisting those who help students with disabilities in Prince Edward Island as they transition to the ever-diversifying workforce.
Every student is unique and each student requires different resources specific to their needs. This guide provides general recommendations and advice that can be passed on to students based on their particular situation and stage in the employment process. The transition from school to work may take place during the student’s time in school, as they prepare for graduation, or after their graduation. One student may be seeking a job for the first time, while another student may have ample work experience. This guide will help you as a support worker to assist in both these scenarios, and many others.
While this guide focuses on assisting students at the university level, the advice enclosed may also be useful when helping students at the high-school or other post-secondary levels.
The guide is dynamic in nature. There are several links and tools found throughout the guide to support your work in assisting students. It will continue to grow as tools and services are identified and expanded. If at any time you experience a broken link, please contact UPEI Career Services at firstname.lastname@example.org.