THE VOCATIONAL SERVICES PROGRAM employs approximately 120 adults with disabilities and provides businesses throughout the country with packaging and subassembly services.
Workers perform a variety of semi-automated and manual operations utilizing various types of equipment, including blister, skin, and shrink packaging. Our workers take pride in meeting specifications and refining quality. Also available are vocational evaluation, personal work adjustment training, community work, and volunteer experiences.
- Vocational Training – Provides an industrial environment in which people with disabilities are able to work on assembly and packaging jobs secured through local businesses on a contract basis. Workers are paid on a piece rate basis.
- Vocational Evaluation – Provides a comprehensive assessment of an individual’s vocational strengths and preferences.
- Personal and Work Adjustment Training – Offers an individual the opportunity to improve or acquire a variety of work related skills in preparation for competitive employment. Individuals are offered assistance in developing the skills and behavior necessary in meeting their vocational objectives. Driver permit tutoring is also available.
- Volunteer Experiences – Some of the experiences include participating in dining room setup and bussing at Rittenhouse, St. Joseph’s Penn State Hospital, Reading Hospital, and Greater Berks Food Bank.
- Community Work – Paid work completed at local businesses. Staffing, supervision, transportation, payroll, and liability are provided by Prospectus Berco on an as needed basis. The Reading Eagle Company utilizes this service to prepare bulk mailing for the Chamber of Commerce.
This program is licensed through the Department of Human Services.
For more information on this program, please contact Stephanie Hill, Day Services Administrator.
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