How much time will it take for employers to work with the assistive RoboCoach technology?

Employers will have access to a RoboCoach Training module that will teach about how to use the software. Career Coaches are there for support. When new tasks are created a task blueprint will be developed that will speed up the creation of a similar task again. It is estimates it would take 15-20 minutes per week to help participants schedule their weekly work tasks within RoboCoach.

Will employers need to enter into an agreement to use RoboCoach assistive technology?

Currently the use of RoboCoach technology will be available to the participants throughout the duration of the federally funded program, July 31, 2023. After this time, companies wishing to continue the use RoboCoach will need to enter into a separate agreement with Technology North that will be negotiated on a case by case basis.

How can I ensure that information in RoboCoach assistive technology will be kept safe and secure?

Currently, RoboCoach uses Pleasant Password Server to store and protect all passwords. RoboCoach tracks task performance data but data is stored and shared in a siloed way to ensure that users only receive data that is pertinent to them. Data resides on Canadian servers.

What is involved in the employer-partner training?

Currently, there are six modules in the employer partner training that will range from 30 to 60 minutes in duration to be completed before the participants work placement. Companies completing the training will be eligible for a digital badge or certificate of completion. Training is designed to make the work placement set the stage for a successful working relationship.

Modules include:

  1. What is Autism?
  2. How to create an idea work environment and interact with Autistic individuals in a best practice way?
  3. Role of the career coach, supervisor, and mentor.
  4. RoboCoach software training for employers.
  5. How to define an appropriate job task and role.
  6. What employer-partners need to do before, during and after the work experience.

NorQuest College
Edmonton Campus

10230 108 St NW
Edmonton, AB T5J 4Z7
contact@autismcantech.ca
1.833.405.9919

Douglas College
New Westminster campus

700 Royal Avenue 
New Westminster, BC V3M 5Z5 
778.628.5823 

Humber College
North Campus

205 Humber College Blvd,
Toronto, ON  M9W 5L7
416.795.5561

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