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At ARC of Rockland, we offer a variety of opportunities for job training, prevocational skill building, and subsequent job placement.
The first step is our Career Services department, where program participants will learn how to master the interview technique, become proficient on computers, and receive extensive job-specific training.
We have joined with prominent businesses and industries throughout Rockland County, from the food service industry to retail and manufacturing, maintenance or office work, there is a job waiting for the right person, and the right person is ready for the job.
ARC of Rockland’s professional job coaches accompany employees on the job for as long as is necessary to ensure that work is completed to the employer’s satisfaction. ARC arranges for transportation to and from each work site as necessary. Punctuality, efficiency, responsibility and a positive attitude are bywords when it comes to workers with intellectual and other developmental disabilities hired through ARC.
We also offer a Pathway to Employment training program that develops job readiness skills alongside a comprehensive plan for achieving competitive, integrated employment at or above the New York State minimum wage.
Our post-high school campus at Franklin Square provides practical training, guidance, and qualification that enable our program participants to gain the skills and confidence necessary to enter the world of employment.
We also have our very own in-house business, eWorks, a thriving recycling and refurbishing service where individuals can participate in all aspects of daily employment.
In addition, ARC of Rockland chairs a Business Advisory Council that provides leadership, expertise, and guidance within the local business community. The council's goals include increasing employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities, expanding options within the surrounding areas, and creating additional business ventures. The council also promotes awareness of the benefits of hiring dedicated, well-trained individuals with disabilities.