Employment services at CWI are designed to provide support and guidance for the whole journey beginning with career discovery, then to job placement and on-going supports for the duration of employment. CWI partners with various state agencies and local businesses to provide services for individuals with a cross section of disabling conditions.
Pathway to Employment
A short-term comprehensive career/vocational exploration planning and support service to ready individuals to begin the process of obtaining competitive employment.
Community Prevocational Services
A longer term approach to assist individuals who are interested in obtaining competitive employment, but are not expected to be ready within the next year. Prevocational services are focused on the development of soft skills, understanding the employment relationship, exploring the individual’s strengths, areas of need and interests related to employment and local employment opportunities.
Competitive Edge – Supported Employment
A full-service employment program that matches individuals with jobs that are compatible with their skills, abilities and preferences. Staff assists individuals with career exploration, job exploration and the application and interviewing process. Following a job placement, Competitive Edge offers job coaching, employment counseling, soft-skills training and support, a safe forum for workplace concerns and guidance to manage employment benefits. Competitive Edge works to ensure satisfaction for both the individual and the employer with each job placement. Group employment options are also available through contracted work opportunities.