Able SC is proud to offer the Capable and Ready! program to students. Capable and Ready! is open to students with any and all disabilities. Its goal is to assist students in preparing for college or the workforce. Transitioning from high school to adulthood can be difficult. Capable and Ready! seeks to equip students with the tools and confidence to be successful as they get ready for life after high school.
Who Can Take Part?
Students who are between the ages of 13-21, have a disability, and are in some type of recognized school program in Chester, Clarendon, Calhoun, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lee, Lexington, Newberry, Orangeburg, Richland, Saluda, Sumter, York, Abbeville, Anderson, Cherokee, Greenville, Greenwood, Laurens, Oconee, Pickens, Spartanburg, and Union counties.
Where Are The Services Provided?
Capable and Ready! is being implemented in all 23 counties that Able SC serves.
- Work Skills
- Find the job that best fits you.
- Learn how to apply for job.
- Know how to ace an interview.
- Know your rights regarding reasonable accommodations.
- Be the best employee you can be.
- And more…
- College Skills
- Find the school that meets your wants and needs.
- Learn to apply to schools.
- Know where to find scholarships and grants.
- Know how to sign up for student loans.
- Find out how to make the most of your time in school.
- And more…
- Independent Living Skills
- Time Management
- And more…
Students can meet with Able SC staff in person, over the phone, or online.
School Group Trainings
Able SC has long understood the importance of preparing students with disabilities with skills and training while they are in still in school to increase their likelihood of success when they enter college or the workforce. That is why our youth training programs are nationally recognized. Self-advocacy is at the heart of Able SC’s services. We believe that people with disabilities are the best experts at their own needs. The self-advocacy course is six weeks in the fall semester and covers topics such as self-awareness, effective communication, problem-solving, school accommodations, and other related topics. The work readiness course is held for six weeks in the spring semester. Work readiness will cover topics such as résumé writing, interviewing, disability disclosure, ADA rights, professionalism, and workplace ethics. Each school is responsible for determining eligible classes and students, creating a schedule of when our staff can work with the students, and providing demographic data for each student (with parent permission). For more information about Capable & Ready!, call 864-235-1421 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
careerBOOST™ (Building Occupational Opportunities for Students in Transition), a South Carolina Commission for the Blind program, was established as a result of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014 (WIOA). The program provides pre-employment transition services to enhance the transition from school-to-work or to other post-secondary training opportunities that create sustainable career opportunities for students with disabilities. The program currently has three affiliates – Able South Carolina, National Federation of the Blind of South Carolina, and Walton Options for Independent Living.