Employment Readiness Program – RAP3

Thomas Ridley’s 1 Like Me provides job readiness to ensure that participants are equipped with the skills necessary to secure gainful employment.  In doing so, 1 Like Me created the RAP3 curriculum (Resume, Application, Presentation, Probation, and Permanent Hire) to cover the steps involved in the job seeking process.  RAP3 employs evidence-based methods and best practices such as prosocial modeling, collaborative problem-solving, incremental skill-building and the establishment of trust with an infusion of hope.  The curriculum materials include handouts, PowerPoint presentations, and application sessions.  Below is an overview of the RAP3 program.



·  Drafting a Resume

       o   Education

       o   Employment History

       o   Skills·     

·  References 


Presentation & Interview

·      Presentation (hygiene, attire, smoking, punctuality)

·      Interview Skills

·      Addressing/Neutralizing Criminal History

·      Mock Interviews



Permanent HIRE

·      Employer Expectations

·      Additional Background Checks

·      Benefits

·      Sick Time, Vacation Time, Over Time


·      Employment Opportunity Databases (i.e. Indeed)

·      Applying Online

·      Temporary Employment/Staffing Agencies




Probationary Period

·      Employer Expectations

·      Background Checks

·      Waiting Periods

·      Helpful Hints