Job Skills Training
Rise & Nye's key partner, The Haven, has served the Sarasota area special needs community since 1954.
The Haven exists to enhance quality of life by encouraging independence, championing inclusion and advocating for individual rights. Regardless of ability, everyone deserves the basic human right to have choices for a fulfilling and productive life filled with purpose and social acceptance. The Haven offers a variety of programs and services for adults and children with disabilities.
Employment Services Program
The Haven's Employment Specialists help develop well-trained and motivated individuals to fill local employers needs. The staff focuses on career counseling, job readiness training, placement, follow-along maintenance, job retention and job accommodation assistance. In addition, the staff provides application assistance and interview preparation.
We are proud to have The Haven as our lead Rise & Nye's partner.
The Rise & Nye's Classroom
Our classrooms are equipped with state-of-the-art teaching tools including a SMART Board® with job training software that's designed to provide engaging, hands-on learning.
Virtual Reality Program
In partnership with Three Six and Zero, a Sarasota-based live-action 360 video production company, and Easterseals, Rise & Nye's have designed and developed a series of Virtual Reality job skills simulation videos that reinforce our job skills training and serve as a refresher tool for our students as they work to gain employment.
The Virtual Reality videos that have been produced by our partners at Three Six and Zero cover a variety of subjects including coffee and ice cream shop-specific skills, general retail shop skills, interview preparation, and social / customer interaction tips.