Chloe Learns about the Job Market with Working Together

May 24, 2017

High school years can be a challenging time for many of us as we try to figure out who we are and what we want to do in life. Having a learning disability can add to this stress, especially if you are lacking resources and guidance to help you succeed.

ChloeChloe, a grade 11 student in Moncton, has ADHD (new window) and she sees her school as welcoming and supportive with her specific needs.

She has a strong drive to follow her dreams and pursue her goals. Chloe would like to pursue a career in Psychology and would like to focus on foster children.

The opportunity to participate in the Working Together program with the Neil Squire Society was exactly what she was looking for.

The program “really helped me understand what having a career was about,” shares Chloe. Although her high school offers a Personal Development course which includes career guidance, Chloe found that the work done in Working Together was much more detailed.

After exploring her skills with the Career Facilitator, Chloe’s resume was redesigned to help draw an employer’s interest. Since Chloe had never had an interview before, having mock interviews were imperative to help shape the responses she could offer during an interview.

Before long, Chloe successfully landed a job at the new Harvey’s (new window) which recently opened in her area. Chloe likes the work and finds the people great to work with. The job is perfect as it lets her work part-time while at school and gives her an opportunity to save for college.

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The Working Together with Employers and Enhancing Employability
program is funded by the Government of Canada’s
Opportunities Fund for Persons with Disabilities