A Pre-Employment Transition Services program
for transitional students aged 16 to 21 in Washington State.
One-week seminar on self-employment & self-advocacy.
July 11-15, 2022 at WWU VU 462A.
Connections for potential 40-hour paid internship, informational interviews, & job shadows.
Have you always dreamed of being your own boss? Owning your own business? Doing freelance work? Wandke Consulting (WC) has developed a unique program to help you achieve your dreams!
If you are a Gen Z, have a disability, and answered “yes” to any of the questions above, come explore self-employment with us and gain a better understanding of what it means to be your own boss!
Workshop topics and guest speakers, coming soon!
This program is free to qualified applicants and is funded by Washington State DVR.
- 40-hour paid internship: As a participant, you will be provided with the connection to a 40-hour paid work-based experience with an organization to prepare for your solo entrepreneurship journey.
- Informational interviews: We will assist you in narrowing your scope of work, matching the participant with a mentor, discussing progress with a transition specialist, and more.
- Job shadows: Each participant will take part in up to two job shadows to provide experience and learn first-hand what management of their own business requires. It will also provide additional resources for their support network.
- One-on-one Guidance: Additionally, participants will be provided one-on-one guidance from Wandke Consulting staff throughout the program.
These services were developed in partnership with the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation.