The Workshop Center is a training program for adult clients. Clients served by our program reside within residential facilities of the Center which are located in a neighboring community. The ultimate goal of our program is to assist our clients in acquiring skills which will lead to competitive employment. The services provided by our program include training in the following areas: mail assembly, job readiness, job seeking skills, interviewing skills, personal counseling, and vocational counseling. Two levels of programming are offered: sheltered employment and supported employment.
The program is designed for clients whose functional level requires a high degree of supervision. Job skill training is provided to develop each client’s ability to perform production work projects. Wages are paid to clients on a piece-rate basis. Special emphasis is placed on the development of appropriate work attitudes and behaviors that are desired for advancement into the work world.
The goal of the supported employment level is competitive employment. The purpose is for each client to develop an identity and self-respect that results from being a contributing member of society.