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 2011, Career Services served 839 people with the following results:
- 48 out of 70 hired in competitive jobs
- 20 of 34 achieved job advancement
- 40 participated in East House Supportive Employment Training
- 119 were placed in volunteer jobs
- 74 were enrolled in college or skills training programs
- 39 completed the East House Enrichment Program at RIT
- 117 received literacy and adult basic education and 4 took the exam and earned their GEDs.
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