PROMOTESProviding Realistic Opportunities to Mentor On-site Training for Employment Skills

Providing Realistic Opportunities to Mentor On-site Training for Employment Skills

The PROMOTES (Providing Realistic Opportunities to Mentor On-site Training for Employment Skills) Employment Project is a program designed to provide support to students interested in gaining paid employment. The program was developed through a partnership between the Department of Psychology at Western Michigan University and the Van Buren Intermediate School District (VBISD).

The PROMOTES team individualizes its services to fit the needs of each participant in the program. In addition, the PROMOTES program provides supports before, during and after students have gained paid employment in order to support a successful transition into the workforce. Contact us for more information regarding the types of services offered by the PROMOTES Employment Project.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Kayla J. Jenssen
PROMOTES Program Coordinator
Western Michigan University

If you are interested in applying to be a member of the WMU PROMOTES Employability Project, click the button below to complete an application form.

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Dr. Jessica Frieder, BCBA-D

Dr. Jessica Frieder, BCBA-D

Director, PROMOTES

Email
Location: 3748 Wood Hall, Mail Stop 5439
Kayla J. Jenssen, BCBA

Kayla J. Jenssen, BCBA

Program Coordinator, PROMOTES

Email
Location: 3700 Wood Hall, Mail Stop 5439

Location

1903 W. Michigan Avenue
Wood Hall, Room 3705
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5277

A very special thanks to those who have gone above and beyond in supporting the PROMOTES Employment Project and the success of its students:

  • FlyWire Cameras for providing first-person point-of-view cameras as tools to create training materials for the PROMOTES team and participants.
  • Dr. Hooks for providing plaques for local employers who employ and support PROMOTES clients.
  • The Van Buren Intermediate School District (VBISD) for their on-going partnership and collaboration with the Department of Psychology at Western Michigan University.

PROMOTES web page