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Gaining Preparedness

Woman with a disability is in her wheelchair at her desk working on a computer.Are you interested in going to work but are unsure if you are ready?

Do you want to find the right job for you but are not sure how?

Are you trying to balance work and daily life?

Do you need guidance on who to speak with for benefits counseling?

Understanding how to market yourself, skills and abilities when looking for employment can be challenging.

That is why we developed our Gaining Preparedness Skills (GPS) Training.

The Skills you Need

GPS is designed to assist persons with disabilities in obtaining the job readiness skills necessary to enter the workforce. Our training is designed to enhance soft skills that emphasize interacting with others in the workplace, as well as balancing employment related requirements with other demands of daily life.

GPS Graduation group shot with four students and the instructor.

The curriculum is designed to help participants be more marketable when looking for employment and to reinforce their ‘people’ skills in order to gain, maintain and sustain employment and increase work performance and productivity. The focus also consists of timeliness, evidencing respect, preparedness, alertness/attentiveness and compliance with policies and procedures of the work place. In addition we help consumers to get connected with certified benefits counselors in their service area as they head into employment.

The GPS Curriculum covers:

  • My Professional Tools for Employment
  • Highlighting Your Positive Abilities
  • Resume Writing Skills
  • Making the Job Connection
  • Becoming an Employment Scene Investigator
  • Communicating the Right Stuff
  • Talking Jobs with Employers
  • Mock Interviews


If you are interested in our GPS Training, please contact Walton Options on 706-724-6262 to speak with an Information and Referral Specialist. Or complete the Self-Referral Form online by clicking here.

Looking for more resources? Click on the links below to find out more about our Employment Services Programs.

Employment Services
Appointment Information
Life Skills Training
Ticket to Work
Youth Pre-employment Services

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