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.
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
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