Job Seeker Classes

Dirkse offers a variety of classes throughout the year for job seekers and employees who want to get the skills to handle the stresses of job search and employment.

Classes offered:

Soft Skills @ Work

  • Dirkse @ Work focuses on improving employability through the development of soft skills that help individuals integrate into today’s workplace. Soft skills development includes developing strategies to increase self-awareness; developing knowledge of employer expectations and facilitating skill acquisition in communication techniques and personal self-control. Each session focuses on a specific topic and group participants have the opportunity to learn and demonstrate their knowledge through practice and rehearsal.
  • Target Audience: Transition-age students and adults with I/DD, learning disabilities and/or mental health conditions.

Ready-Set-Work

  • The class focuses on helping students develop skills to advocate in interviews and in employment.
  • Target Audience: Transition-age students and adults with I/DD, learning disabilities and/or mental health conditions.
Their staff works hard at finding the right job placement and are very knowledgeable about removing any barriers so that the job can be retained.
-- Joy M.

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