Navigating the transition to adulthood with a serious mental health diagnosis is challenging. Both social and vocational role development is often disrupted and compromised, especially for those with residential, child welfare, and juvenile justice histories. Most of these vulnerable young people (and their caregivers and providers) tend to focus on high school completion. This leads to graduating with limited, if any prevocational or entry level employment experiences. Although some respond well to evidence-based Supported Employment, many do not due to a lack of: entry level job skills, workplace cultural capital, emotional self-regulation, self-efficacy and confidence that they can succeed at work. Learn how a community mental health provider developed an educational internship experience to enhance evidence-based Supported Employment that is now part of a federally-funded research trial. Access Career & Occupational Readiness Experience manual and materials online.