Work-Able

Work-Able is a 12-month, paid internship with the BC Public Service for recent post-secondary graduates (within the last three years) who self-identify as having a disability. Each year, this unique program provides learning, coaching and mentorship to a group of up to 15 interns while they gain valuable skills and public service experience.

Interns

What do interns gain from participating in Work-Able?

  • Increased understanding of public service roles in the provincial government
  • Increased knowledge, skills, abilities and experience
  • Mentoring, coaching and support throughout their internship
  • Possible future employment opportunities in the provincial government

Supervisors

What does Work-Able provide for supervisors?

  • Worksite assessment for accessibility
  • Support for selection and hiring of qualified Work-Able interns
  • Funding for assessment, equipment and coordination of available accommodation supports (such as ergonomic desks, software, larger screens, interpretive services)
  • Monitoring of program quality and consistency across government
  • Direct support to supervisors and mentors throughout internship
  • Co-ordination of intern orientation and a thank you ceremony at the end of the 12-month internship
  • Assistance in identifying intern learning needs and performance management
  • Ongoing program support, structure and development

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