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Supported Employment

Individuals enrolled in Supported Employment work with a PWAC job coach who helps them through each phase of the job search and interview process. Once employees secure jobs in the community, job coaches work closely with them and with their employer to help ensure good working relationships and skill development.

Our individuals enrolled in Supported Employment work at a variety of places, including restaurants, daycares, grocery stores, and others!

Supported Employment

Small Group Employment (SGE)

Individuals enrolled in PWAC's Small Group Employment program (SGE) receive work experience and training from staff members by learning to provide quality services to businesses and residents while earning above minimum wage in the communities of Armstrong, Butler, and Indiana counties. Because they are paid by PWAC, we refer to the individuals enrolled in our programs who complete work projects as part of their training as our "employees." Staff members work with employees who are enrolled in SGE in a 1:3 ratio.

PWAC's SGE program has four sub-businesses, including Progressive Lawn and Landscaping, Progressive Commercial Cleaning, Progressive Document Destruction, and Progressive Production Services. Employees have the opportunity to work for one or more of these SGE program divisions to build a variety of skills.

Learn more about these businesses on our Services page!

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Pre-Vocational Services
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Pre-Vocational Programming

Employees complete various sub-contracting projects that usually involve assembly, packaging, or similar skill sets. This program can be individually customized to accommodate individual employees to help them meet their personal training and employment goals.

Employees who are enrolled in and complete work projects as part of this program are considered part of Progressive Production Services, a sub-business of PWAC that provides opportunities for employees in both Pre-Voc and Small Group Employment to complete production contract work for local businesses and other customers.

Local businesses that partner with PWAC for Pre-Vocational services (or Progressive Production Services) include Sloan Lubrication Systems, Anchor Distributors, Cook Medical, and others.

AAC

Adult Achievement Center - Kittanning

Clients focus on building knowledge, abilities, and competencies in daily living skills, health awareness, financial responsibility, safety awareness, leisure skills, socialization skills, and self-determination.

Our goal: to enable individuals to achieve their optimum level of independence while leading happy and productive lives.

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Adult Achievement Center - Leechburg

BIG NEWS!

We are currently working to open a second Adult Achievement Center in Leechburg, PA! The goal is to open in Spring 2024. This second location will be perfect for clients who live toward the southern portion of Armstrong County. We are excited to provide this program to new individuals in the area very soon!

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