Employability Prep

Program Overview

Employability Prep is for students seeking a personalized, transitional program to develop positive work habits and other employability skills. This program offers students with learning differences (ages 16-21) the opportunity for placement into a variety of community job sites. This supported, on-site training program prepares students for future employment by developing the good decision-making and problem-solving skills necessary to meet each student’s and business partner’s needs. Upon acceptance, the student's areas of interest and skills are considered for placement in an appropriate work experience.

Eastland-Fairfield provides two sections of Employability Prep, one built to serve Franklin County students and business partners and a second section that is designed to serve students and organizations in Fairfield County. Each section has unique characteristics to serve students and families in the best way possible.

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What you will learn

  • Positive work habits

  • Good decision-making skills

  • Employability skills

  • Real-world job experience

  • Intervention and follow-up

  • Mentoring

  • Self-esteem

  • Self-confidence

Career Pathways

  • Childcare

  • Community services

  • Convention services

  • Food service

  • Maintenance

  • Shipping & receiving

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What else do I need to know?


Various on-site locations in Franklin and Fairfield counties.

Program Length

Students can enroll in the program at age 16 and are eligible to remain in the program until their 21st birthday.

Frequently Asked Questions

Meet your instructors

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Cathe McKee (Franklin Co.)

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Rhoda Langel (Franklin Co.)

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Danielle Lang-Fyffe (Fairfield Co.)