Strategic Employment Program

A GRANT PROGRAM FUNDED BY THE ABLE TRUST

About The Program

The Strategic Employment Grant was awarded to Tallahassee Community College by The Able Trust. It is designed to provide opportunities for vocational rehabilitation for disabled individuals, which improves both the lives of the individual and our local economy.

The primary goal of the Strategic Employment Placement (SEP) Grant program is to help secure job opportunities for grant participants who are motivated and geared towards seeking employment. Career specialists work closely with participants to identify skills and talents associated with their education and life experiences. The program will also encourage and motivate those who are differently-abled to find success in their career.

Prospective Participants

If you are interested in being a program participant, please fill out the interest form below and a member of our staff will contact you to schedule an appointment.

SEP Events

Summer Job Fair 2017

Thursday, July 13, 2017 | 9 a.m. - noon | WD 105

Explore employment opportunities at the SEP Summer Job Fair 2017. Students will be able to interact with employers in the big bend area. Learn more and register now

 

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Why is full-time employment important for persons with disabilities to become self-sufficient?

Florida is ranked among the lowest states with persons with disabilities (PWD), ages 21-64 who are employed full-time and is among the highest in unemployment for PWD. In the tri-county area of North Florida, data of persons reporting one or more disabilities: Leon County, 7.2%, Gadsden County, 13.6% and Wakulla County, 14.5% (U.S. Census Bureau, 2008-2012).

TCC will provide a learning environment that will prepare you for success in this global economy.

2. What is the SEP Program?

The SEP Program will assist able, willing and ready to work participants with identifying a career pathway that lead to gainful and self-sustaining employment.

3. How will the SEP Program coordinate services that benefit you?

Services are coordinated in partnership with the Office of Student Accessibility Services (formerly DSS), Career Center, and Community Agencies to reduce unemployment among PWD through new job placement and retention services.

4. What is proof of disability documentation?

Proof of disability documentation are; statements or letters on a physician's/medical professional's letterhead stationary, records from a Federal Government agency, Certification from a private Vocational Rehabilitation or other Counselor that issue or provide disability benefits.

5. How do I apply for the SEP Program services?

The first step of applying to the SEP Program is to complete the interest form. The case manager will contact you immediately to gather additional information, and you will need to attend an orientation.

6. What services can the SEP Program provide?

The SEP Program will provide individualized and job readiness assessments, career pathways workshops, job placement referrals, job retention, mentoring, counseling and job coaching.

7. What will I learn by participating in the SEP Program activities and workshops?

You will learn:

  • interviewing skills to help you land your dream job
  • financial literacy to empower you towards financial well-being
  • resume development
  • how to find a job
  • how to choose a major if you choose to pursue credit courses towards a college degree
  • the benefits of participating in an internship program

8. What are the costs associated with the SEP Program for participating?

There is no cost to you to take part in the SEP Program.

Resources

A variety of resources are available to assist participants in the Strategic Employment Program. 

Career Center

The  strives to enhance success by providing comprehensive career, internship, and job search assistance services to TCC participants.

Location: Student Union 2nd Floor, Room 207 

Office Hours: Mon - Fri, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Student Accessibility Services

The  is committed to providing participants with the access and resources they need to be successful during their time at TCC.

Location:  Student Union 1st Floor, Room 172

Office Hours:  Mon - Fri, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Hot Occupations Now

At TCC we are committed to providing "just-in-time information and training." On a monthly basis third-party data is used to identify the most in-demand occupations for our region and available training opportunities for each. The  site will give you a quick glance at the current "hot jobs" in our area.  

The Able Trust

The Able Trust, also known as the Florida Endowment Foundation for Vocational Rehabilitation, is a 501(c)(3) public-private partnership foundation established by the Florida Legislature in 1990. Its mission is to be a key leader in providing Floridians with disabilities opportunities for successful employment. Since its establishment, The Able Trust has worked with community organizations throughout the state to help thousands of Floridians with disabilities enter the workforce.

The Able Trust Strategic Employment Program Scholarship

Able Trust Strategic Employment Program Scholarship

This scholarship was established to provide assistance to students participating in a TCC Division of Workforce Development (WD) Program and enrolled as an active participant within the Strategic Employment Placement Program. Restricted to program tuition for A.A., A.S., certificate, GED/ESOL, or workforce training programs, books and supplies, internships (some restrictions apply), and other workforce-related educational activities. Criteria: Applicant must complete the program intake form and have a demonstrated financial need and documented disability.
TCC Foundation Scholarship 

 

Strategic Employment Program Suitability Criteria

The student must:

  • Have a documented disability
  • Be a resident of Gadsden, Leon and Wakulla counties
  • Be enrolled at Tallahassee Community College or meet admission eligibility requirements to become enrolled
  • Be committed to active participation in the Strategic Employment Placement Program
  • Be motivated to seek employment or internship

Please direct all SEP scholarship inquiries to the SEP Office Location: Division of Workforce Development, 444 Appleyard Drive, Tallahassee, FL. 32304 Phone: 850-201-9608    Fax: 850-201-8617   Email: sep@tcc.fl.edu