Community-Based Industrial Services

To enhance the workplace skills of individuals in Arc’s Pre-vocational Industrial Services and to provide better customer service to business and industry, subcontract work is completed on-site at the customer’s place of business rather than at Arc. A qualified job coach will travel with a cadre of Arc individuals to the jobsite to complete the subcontracted work. This is an excellent opportunity for community integration, skills enhancement, mentoring, networking and partnership.

Pre-Vocational Industrial Services

Individuals who work in our Pre-Vocational Industrial Services Workshop learn transferable work skills and soft skills needed to succeed in the workplace, all within the context of achieving individual goals. Skills developed include compliance to workplace regulations and rules, interpersonal workplace relationships, problem-solving, punctuality, and task completion. Individuals enrolled in Pre-Vocational Industrial Services are paid for work completed for local businesses and industries. Arc of Wabash County also operates Shark Shredding, a document shredding business, and a cardboard recycling service. All individuals in the Pre-Vocational Industrial Services receive guidance, mentoring, and supervision from qualified and trained job coaches. Many individuals in our Pre Vocational Industrial Services use the skills they learn to enter our Community Employment program to obtain competitive employment.

Community Employment, Supported Employment, and Extended Services.

Arc of Wabash County’s Community Employment Program is a partnership with the Indiana Department of Vocational Rehabilitation. All individuals in our Community Employment Program are referred to Arc of Wabash County after an initial application and assessment process with Vocational Rehabilitation. You can Access Vocational Rehabilitation under the Links section on this website. Once referred to Arc of Wabash County, community employment participants receive one-on-one service to explore their strengths, interests, and skills in order to determine an appropriate employment goal. Participants explore various job sites by conducting tours, job shadows, work experiences, and interviews. Once employment is gained a participant can receive up to 24 months of on-the-job Supported Employment Services with a qualified job coach in order to ensure long-term employment success. After 24 months, continued support is available through Follow-Along Services if the participant feels it is needed.

Pre-Employment Transition Services

Pre-Employment Transition Services is Arc of Wabash County’s program for high school students with disabilities ages 14-22. Pre-ETS is conducted in all Wabash city and county high schools Monday-Friday. Qualified youth prepare for the world of employment by participating in job exploration counseling, work-based learning experiences, workplace readiness skills, instruction in self-advocacy, and postsecondary education counseling.

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Community-Based Industrial Services

To enhance the workplace skills of individuals in Arc’s Pre-vocational Industrial Services and to provide better customer service to business and industry, subcontract work is completed on-site at the customer’s place of business rather than at Arc. A qualified job coach will travel with a cadre of Arc individuals to the jobsite to complete the subcontracted work. This is an excellent opportunity for community integration, skills enhancement, mentoring, networking and partnership.

Pre-Vocational Industrial Services

Individuals who work in our Pre-Vocational Industrial Services Workshop learn transferable work skills and soft skills needed to succeed in the workplace, all within the context of achieving individual goals. Skills developed include compliance to workplace regulations and rules, interpersonal workplace relationships, problem-solving, punctuality, and task completion. Individuals enrolled in Pre-Vocational Industrial Services are paid for work completed for local businesses and industries. Arc of Wabash County also operates Shark Shredding, a document shredding business, and a cardboard recycling service. All individuals in the Pre-Vocational Industrial Services receive guidance, mentoring, and supervision from qualified and trained job coaches. Many individuals in our Pre Vocational Industrial Services use the skills they learn to enter our Community Employment program to obtain competitive employment.

Community Employment, Supported Employment, and Extended Services.

Arc of Wabash County’s Community Employment Program is a partnership with the Indiana Department of Vocational Rehabilitation. All individuals in our Community Employment Program are referred to Arc of Wabash County after an initial application and assessment process with Vocational Rehabilitation. You can Access Vocational Rehabilitation under the Links section on this website. Once referred to Arc of Wabash County, community employment participants receive one-on-one service to explore their strengths, interests, and skills in order to determine an appropriate employment goal. Participants explore various job sites by conducting tours, job shadows, work experiences, and interviews. Once employment is gained a participant can receive up to 24 months of on-the-job Supported Employment Services with a qualified job coach in order to ensure long-term employment success. After 24 months, continued support is available through Follow-Along Services if the participant feels it is needed.

Pre-Employment Transition Services

Pre-Employment Transition Services is Arc of Wabash County’s program for high school students with disabilities ages 14-22. Pre-ETS is conducted in all Wabash city and county high schools Monday-Friday. Qualified youth prepare for the world of employment by participating in job exploration counseling, work-based learning experiences, workplace readiness skills, instruction in self-advocacy, and postsecondary education counseling.

Contact Arc at (260) 563-8411 if you are interested in any of these employment services.