Autism Advantage @ Work is a Career Development Initiative to prepare individuals with an Autism diagnosis for job placement in the information technology industry. HMEA will utilize a proven implementation methodology for individuals with autism that has been used successfully with large IT companies including Microsoft and SAP. DELL/EMC will be our local employment partner providing 5-7 job opportunities across multiple business units for this engagement. Each job opening will have required skill sets that all candidates must display experience in, or competency for. All candidates must have an autism diagnosis
HMEA will identify and evaluate multiple candidates for each job DELL/EMC would like to fill. Candidates will be found using a wide network of state agencies as well as local colleges, trade schools, adult service providers and advocacy organizations. The goal is to develop a candidate pool of up to 2-3 candidates per job opening,
Out of the Candidate pool, applicants will be selected to participate in a skills training period referred to as the DELL/EMC Enterprise Technology Training Initiative which is held on the DELL/EMC campus at 55 Constitution Blvd, Franklin MA 02038.
The training will encompass social skills, work skills, and industry specific content. Elements of the training include course modules on social skills in the workplace, stress busters, staying focused, hidden curriculum, electronic communication, and self-advocacy and disclosure. The training will conclude with a team based problem-solving project. Session details are included on this page
At the conclusion of the training, DELL/EMC hiring managers will make offers of employment to the applicants they select for a 90-day paid internship. Internships may lead to full time employment
All Applicants not selected will be considered for future openings with DELL/EMC and positions with other employment partners.
To inquire about the program, contact Herb or Russ or fill out the form below. If you are ready to apply, use the link provided to submit your letter of interest and include your resume if you have one.
To inquire about the program, contact Herb or Russ or fill out the form below.