You are eligible for the Triangle Inclusive Careers program if you:
- Are between the ages of 18 and 64.
- Have autism and/or an intellectual/developmental disability.
- Have the goal of finding and maintaining long-term employment for at least 2 years.
- Are not currently enrolled in high school or college courses.
- Are either unemployed or underemployed.
Our Resources page is free to view even if you are not a participant in this program.
Program Steps: Job Seekers
Triangle Inclusive Careers is designed to ensure that all job seekers are qualified and prepared to enter the workforce with appropriate supports in place. To this end, all job seekers in the program are required to participate in an assessment and support process prior to entering the job portal. The steps of this process are outlined below:
Step 1: Orientation
As a job seeker, you will first attend an orientation meeting that provides an overview of the Triangle Inclusive Careers’ purpose and background. We will also walk you through each step of the program and answer any questions you have.
Step 2: Application
If you decide to join the program after orientation, you must apply. The program is free with the exception of a $50 charge for your skills assessment (Step 3). Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. However, you may want to consider the schedule for the Job Readiness Class (Step 4) in the case that you are required to take it. Ideally, you should submit your application no later than two weeks before the earliest class start date.
Step 3: Soft Skills Assessment
Once you have submitted your application, you will complete the “Workforce Readiness Skills” assessment developed by Learning Resources, Inc. This video-based assessment is statistically validated and designed to measure the basic soft skills that most employers look for when hiring. You can view a sample assessment video below.
Step 4: Job Readiness Class
We want to ensure you are well prepared for the job market before entering the portal. If we determine that it is necessary from your skills assessment (Step 3) or your employment history, you will be asked to complete a free Job-Readiness Class through Wake Technical Community College. You may download the syllabus here.
Step 5: Needs Assessment
Before entering the portal, you will meet with us to discuss your specific employment support needs, such as transportation, clothing, job coaching, etc. Based on these needs, Triangle Inclusive Careers will attempt to refer you to partnering organizations who can provide appropriate resources. Triangle Inclusive Careers is not responsible for securing employment resources, and does not guarantee that you will receive all the employment supports requested.
Step 6: Portal Entry
Once you have met all the prerequisites, you will be granted access to the Triangle Inclusive Careers Job Portal. You will be able to create your own account, upload your resume, and browse and apply job listings directly through the portal.
This is a summary of our program. For the full details, download the PDF of the Triangle Inclusive Careers Program Description.