In today’s job market, the difference between looking for a job and getting a job is often having work experience and marketable job skills. The Center prepares people with disabilities for success through evaluation of career interests and customized job training.

The Center has become a regional leader in vocational and employment services because we have over a decade of experience and a placement rate of over 80%. Our Vocational Training Program uses the latest and most effective training techniques to help people with a wide range of disabilities build independence and employability.

Our program participants can choose from a wide variety of training sites in the community within a number of industries, including:

  • Clerical
  • Customer service
  • Food service
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry / linen services
  • Manufacturing
  • Retail services
  • Warehouse shipping and receiving

If a participant is interested in a different career path or industry, we are highly skilled in developing customized training to meet their interests.

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An introduction to the Vocational Training Program, Supported Volunteer Program trainees participate in regularly scheduled volunteer work at local organizations and businesses to build skills and abilities. This introduction to working can begin with just a few hours a week and grow as a trainee defines their goals and strengths. Our trainees use this experience to advance to the Vocational Training Program to build skills in the field of their choice.

When a training participant is ready for more permanent working experience, the Vocational Training Program is designed to help the trainee gain the specific skills necessary to meet the requirements of competitive employment in their chosen field. Trainees receive one-on-one support from an employment adviser who help trainees to learn and identify compensatory strategies to improve their job success. We partner with local organizations and businesses to provide training sites, including the Center’s own social enterprises: Destination Desserts and Wags in a Bag.


For more information or to refer someone to the program, contact Kim Marx, Director of Vocational Training and Transition Services, at 314.983.9230 or