When an individual is ready to transition to work in the community, the experienced job coaches in our Ready2Work program can support them in securing jobs that match their interests and personal goals. Learn more
Work Skill Development Programs
For adults who want to earn money while participating more fully in community life, our Work Skill Development programs offer paid work opportunities that teach valuable workplace skills. Depending on each individual’s interests and personal goals, opportunities may include:
Housekeeping – Adults learn to master housekeeping/janitorial skills such as window cleaning and upholstery care.
Lawn maintenance – Supervised work crews learn skills such as weeding, mulching and planting flowers for homes and businesses in the community.
Woodworking – Individuals learn to design and build quality woodworking products for sale such as picnic tables and swings.
Office/clerical – Adults learn skills to help them succeed in an office environment, such as computers and filing.
Light assembly and packaging – With on-site job coach support, adults build light industrial skills while learning skills such as safety and teamwork
Entrepreneurship – Individuals develop small business skills through projects such as eBay stores and producing handmade crafts for sale.
Specially Trained Job Coaches
REM Ohio job coaches support the adults we serve in choosing a work program that matches their interests and goals. Once a program has been chosen, adults are encouraged to build on their natural strengths and abilities to succeed in their new work responsibilities. With staff support, they learn to master work tasks, improve motor skills and build workplace skills such as:
- Problem solving
- Meeting deadlines
- Customer service
Over time, many individuals develop the skills and confidence to succeed in jobs in their communities. We support them in transitioning into REM Ohio’s Ready2Work program, which offers job search, career development and placement support.
Connect with a Day Program
Ready to find out how REM Ohio’s Day Programs can help a family member or other adult in your community succeed? Find a location near you and contact us for more information.