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WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT
Ablr Works
Creates Pathways
to Employment.

One of Ablr’s primary goals is to equip people with disabilities acquire the skills they need to join or advance in the workforce, and to help organizations recruit diverse talent. Ablr Works creates pathways to employment by identifying, training, and deploying people with disabilities in the workforce. We open doors for career mobility through innovative and tailored programs, which increase technical skills, networking connections, and hands-on experience in desired technology-related fields. Our programs combine a focus on soft skills and technical competencies, leading to higher employment attainment, retention, and promotion.  

57% of Ablr Works candidates find meaningful employment within 90 days of program completion. 

The Foundation for a Meaningful Career
Why Ablr Works

Program Highlights

  • Fully remote program:  Ablr Works was intentionally designed to be a fully virtual experience. We provide a mix of synchronous instruction via video conferencing platforms, and asynchronous independent work via learning management systems. No matter where you are, you can participate in Ablr Works with a computer and an internet connection!
  • Grow your technical skills: We prioritize empowering participants with the technical skills needed to thrive in today’s competitive job market. Through our comprehensive curricula, individuals acquire proficiency in essential tools and technologies, ensuring they are well-equipped for success in technology-related fields. 
  • Lean into professional development: Ablr Works places a strong emphasis on professional development, encompassing both soft skills and networking connections. Participants engage in activities designed to enhance communication, teamwork, and leadership abilities, while also forging valuable connections within the industry, setting the stage for long-term career growth and success. 
  • Gain hands-on experience: Training meets practice through our immersive hands-on experience component. Participants apply their newly acquired skills in real-world scenarios, gaining invaluable practical experience that sets them apart in the job market. From project-based learning to internships, our program ensures individuals are ready to hit the ground running in their chosen career path. 

What Our Participants Say

“I know that I have the transferable skills to now move into a professional career…I received tangible confirmation of that recently by receiving a job offer for a role I am very passionate about, and I know that these skills will carry me far through this role, and whatever else may present itself in the future… I’ve learned you’ll never know the outcome unless you put in the effort.”

Christian Howard, Ablr Works Participant

“Being in the Ablr Works program has allowed me to develop and enhance my computer skills. Along with that, I have developed the skills needed in order to test web pages and identify accessibility issues…I am honored to be a part of the Ablr family.”

Amanda Pulley, Ablr Works Participant

Program Structure

Applying to Ablr Works is the first step towards unlocking a world of opportunities. Our application process is designed to be accessible and inclusive, welcoming individuals from diverse backgrounds and experiences. We believe in a holistic review approach, considering technical skills, professionalism, personal attributes, motivation towards employment, and potential for growth. Our thorough assessment process ensures that each candidate is carefully evaluated, paving the way for a learning journey that meets their unique needs and aspirations. 

Prerequisites

  • Ability to touch-type on a keyboard with accuracy. 
  • Proficiency in email communication. 
  • Ability to complete program application independently. 
  • Capability to join video conferencing calls from a computer. 

Ideal Candidates

  • Committed to post-program employment. 
  • Reliable time management and deadline adherence. 
  • Passionate about driving positive change. 
  • Technologically savvy and coachable. 
  • Enjoy goal-oriented learning. 
  • Strong communication skills. 
  • Open to feedback and growth. 

Technology Skills Training 

The Technology Upskilling course is designed to elevate participants’ proficiency in navigating computer systems using assistive technology. This course provides targeted instruction in essential areas such as video conferencing, assistive technology, general computer navigation, file management, internet browsing, email usage, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Excel. While some candidates may advance to career training directly due to their assessment results, Technology Upskilling is also available as a standalone opportunity for those seeking to enhance their assistive technology skills without committing to subsequent milestones.

Career-Specific Pathways 

Ablr Works Career-Specific Pathways Candidates provide candidates with the foundational technical and professional skillset necessary for their chosen career pathway. Each pathway programs trains candidates in the knowledge base sufficient for sitting for nationally and internationally recognized certification exams. 

In the Ablr Accessibility Analyst Course (A3C), Ablr Works trains and supports participants to prepare for a career as an Accessibility Analyst. Accessibility Analysts ensure all users have equal access to a company’s website, software, applications, and other digital tools by focusing on compliance with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. Candidates in the program learn the skills and content necessary to take the internationally recognized Certified Professional in Accessibility Core Competencies (CPACC) exam through the International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP).

In partnership with Blind Institute of Technology, this pathway trains candidates to manage client relationships via Salesforce. Salesforce is the world’s largest Customer Relationship Management (CRM) platform, used extensively by over 150,000 employers worldwide. With this widespread use, Salesforce Administrators are in high demand. Using the Salesforce application platform, Salesforce Administrators create dashboards for data processing, maintain client platforms, update user profiles, create reports, fix bugs, and train users.

Partnering with Novacoast’s Apex Program, the IT Help Desk & Cybersecurity pathway teaches foundational cybersecurity skills and offers candidates the opportunity to identify and hone their unique area of expertise in IT. The Apex Program readies candidates to qualify for valuable IT security roles, including preparation for two industry standard CompTIA cybersecurity certifications. Candidates completing this pathway can expect to qualify for roles like Tier 1 IT Help Desk, Network Administrator, Security Specialist, and more.

As part of the Ablr Works program, candidates gain hands-on work experience to integrate and apply both soft and technical skills in remote work settings. Spanning up to 24 weeks, this immersive, paid opportunity exposes participants to industry practices in their chosen pathway. Interns develop critical competencies such as reliability, time management, and effective communication with clients and colleagues. By working with leading companies, participants expand their professional networks, enhance their resumes, and gain practical insights to discuss during interviews. This experience significantly boosts their readiness to secure competitive, integrated employment in technology-related fields and beyond. 

After program completion, Ablr Works is dedicated to providing comprehensive guidance and resources to help you secure a position and thrive in a fulfilling career. Participants will benefit from frequent meetings with the Ablr Works staff who will offer personalized coaching throughout the job search process from application to job offer. Candidates will have access to curated job postings, valuable resources, and alumni networking opportunities. Ablr actively engages with potential employers to highlight our programs and qualified candidates. 

Even after securing employment, Ablr continues to support participants, ensuring a smooth transition into their new roles. We also provide employers with resources for disability inclusion training and consulting services to foster an inclusive workplace. 

READY To GET STARTED?
Apply Today!

  • Step 1: Email Training Specialist Shannon Garner (shannon.garner@ablr360.com) and Project Coordinator Liv Evans (olivia.evans@ablr360.com) to request the program application. 
  • Step 2: Attend an interest meeting or open house. 
  • Step 3: Complete and return the program application. 
  • Step 4: If application passes screening, Ablr will seek authorization for the initial assessment.