Program Code: COWD 110
Credential: Certificate of Accomplishment
Program Length: 6 months
Start Date: April 18, 2022
Eligibility: Autistic youth between the ages of 18-30
Delivery: HyFlex Delivery (In-person OR Virtual)
Tuition and fees: $0 (grant funded)
William Linton - Project Coordinator
Skilled Trades Programs
The Autism CanTech! Program is a national, federally-funded, program for autistic youth between the ages of 18-30, where participants will develop the skills and strategies that they need to work effectively within the digital economy. This is achieved through a four-month preparatory course, two months of paid work experience, and access to a range of additional support.
Participants work in a small class environment to develop job-specific skills such as data processing, data management, software literacy, communication , and teamwork. In addition, attention is given to career exploration and job search skills.
Throughout the program, participants will work closely with a Career Coach to prepare for their work experience placement and to obtain further employment. Participants will also use a breakthrough application known as RoboCoach, a unique and scalable assistive technology that addresses specific employment challenges sometimes faced by people with autism while in the workplace.
Participants in the Autism CanTech! program will come away with the following employability skills:
Participants in the Autism CanTech! Program will learn various technical skills:
The Autism CanTech! program includes a paid work experience that will take place over 2 months (typically 5 hours/day) for a total of 200 hours. This component of the program is a key part of the overall learning experience. The work experience gives participants the opportunity to apply the skills and knowledge they learn in the classroom to gain an entry-level position with an employer-partner, while also learning about their own skills and the type of work they might want to do in the future.
During their work experience, participants will develop their skills, experience a professional work setting, and build their confidence. This experience will also build their network, add experience to their resume, and can lead to a good reference.
$0 (grant funded)
Please use the link below to begin your application for the Autism CanTech! Program at Humber College.