Work-Able is a 12-month, paid BC Public Service work experience program for recent post-secondary graduates with disabilities. This unique program provides learning, coaching and mentorship throughout the internship. Interns 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