Employment plays a critical role in recovery for those with mental illness and/or chemical dependency. Through the Career Services Program, clients develop the necessary skills, experience and confidence to increase their employment potential. Services provided include: GED preparation; computer skills training; vocational assessment and counseling; job readiness training; referrals to schools and skills training programs; and job development, placement and retention assistance to over 800 clients annually.
In 2014, Career Services served 779 people with the following results:
- 46 hired in competitive jobs
- 6 achieved job advancement
- 88 were placed in volunteer jobs
- 65 were enrolled in college or skills training programs
- 32 completed the East House Enrichment Program at RIT
- 20 were trained at Darn Good Cookie Company
- 283 participated in education programs at the Paul Wolk Learning Center and 6 took the TASC (formerly GED) exam with 5 passing.
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