LaunchPad is a 12-week, comprehensive program designed to teach participants the skills they need to enter the workplace and provide them with the real-life work experience they need for meaningful employment.
Completed high school
Halifax Regional Municipality
Sydney, Cape Breton Region
Autism Nova Scotia’s longest running employment program, LaunchPad, is a pre-employment program for youth and adults on the spectrum who want to learn more about entering the workforce, gain valuable work experience and gain valuable skills such as customer service and cash handling.
Connected to the organization’s social enterprise, The Pearl, LaunchPad runs three to four 12-week cohorts each year, serving approximately 24 participants.
Jeffrey O’Hara, Program Coordinator (HRM & Cape Breton)
"The Pearl was a great work experience and I learned a lot. The most valuable thing that I learned through my work experience with the Pearl was learning to be more charismatic. it helped when dealing with customers and making the videos. "
- Jarod, The Pearl Brand Ambassador/LaunchPad Participant