Work Training & Development
Laradon’s Employment Programs offer a wide variety of services that are tailored to fit individual employment and community inclusion goals of adults 18+ with developmental and other disabilities. In January 2022, Laradon opened its doors to the brand new Laradon Career Center, which is located on the first floor of The Stella.
The building serves as an employment hub for Laradon participants to meet with career specialists to develop and strengthen their work skills. The Career Center offers courses in resume building, job search and application process, interview preparation, job placement, and professional growth!
Classes and facilitated group discussion occur each day at the Laradon Career Center, prior to leaving for locations throughout the community. Program participants choose the types of activities they would like to participate in throughout the community and what portion of their time is spent on those activities. For example, an individual might be interested in volunteering three days per week and engage in a social activity only one day per week.
Many individuals who aspire to work in community jobs will benefit from specialized instruction to learn the skills and habits that will assist them to acquire and maintain steady employment. Laradon’s services provide structured classroom training in these skill sets, plus a variety of on and off-site career exploration activities.
Did You Know?
1 Accenture & AAPD, 2018, 2 Westat Survey, 2020, 3 Wall Street Journal, 2005