February 12, 2009

Career Industries adds new program

Careers Industries is now offering Integrated Employment for people with developmental or similar disabilities.

Called Partners in Employment (PIE), the program assesses each participant’s preferences, abilities, interests, strengths and limitations. This assessment is then used as a basis for the work experiences and paid internships a participant takes part in while preparing for Integrated Employment

Careers will be working closely with the Department of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR), which is the entry point for the new program, and will provide job coaching for program participants. PIE plans to partner with local businesses to identify their business needs and then match those needs with the varied interests and capacities of PIE participants.

For more information, contact Mary Beth Popchock at 752-4100. Careers Industries enriches the lives of people with disabilities through work, care, community. It has facilities at 3502 Douglas Ave. in Racine and 161 Industrial Dr. in Burlington.

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