Why hire someone with a disability? In our experience, people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities are some of the most dedicated and indispensable members of an organization. They take their role seriously and they’re extremely proud to go to work every day–something they’re not afraid to share with everyone they know. Plus, having those responsibilities motivates them in other aspects of life, engaging them in the community and promoting their independence.
Southern Tier Industries (STI), the vocational division of The Arc of Chemung, works with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to provide training and develop the necessary skills to find, and maintain, meaningful employment. STI is dedicated to developing vocational skills and good work habits in the people we support as a way of increasing independence and assisting individuals to become productive and contributing members of the community. Personal growth and a sense of self-worth are achieved and enhanced. Ultimately, our goal is to have those in our vocational program working for employers in the community, receiving a paycheck from a community employer - being included in the community!
We provide job readiness and support programs to prepare individuals with the right training and skills to excel. Click here to learn more about this.
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