Benefits to Employers
- Proven, reliable employer-employee matching system
- Quality labor force
- Increased employee retention
- No-cost direct training
- May be eligible for WOTC tax credit
- Regular follow-ups
The central effort of the Skills mission is to help individuals with disabilities find meaningful, gainful community-based employment. Through hard word and diligence, the people Skills supports are able to achieve professional success and build long-lasting ties and relationships within the community.
How Skills Employment Program Works
Skills strives to understand what each individual has to offer. Our comprehensive, person-centered vocational assessment is the foundation for successful job placement.
Skills community-based career assessment maintains a strength-based approach by utilizing in-depth interviews and comprehensive evaluations. Staff use information gained from the assessment to help clients identify their strengths, preferences, areas of need, learning abilities and career interests, then set realistic short-term and long-term vocational goals.
Along with task-related training, Skills offers pre-employment training designed to help individuals develop appropriate worker traits and learn about and adjust to the work environment.
With this positive approach, Skills has successfully identified and secured jobs for hundreds of individuals with disabilities — even those with severe disabilities — since 1960.
Matching Employer Needs with A Great Employee
Skills focuses on ABILITIES rather than disabilities.
Skills Employment Services Division strives to place the right person in the right job by matching employers’ needs, as they exist now, to the individual abilities and interests of the people Skills serves. This “match” leads to increased employee retention and reduces costs associated with frequent employee turnover for businesses.
After a match is made, Skills Employment Specialists offer direct training on all aspects of the job and follow-up services at no cost to the employer. This allows the new employee to develop the necessary skills to perform job tasks quickly and competently. This service greatly reduces costs incurred by businesses during the employee training period.
Follow-up services are done primarily on an as-needed basis. The employer can determine when and where the follow-up visit occurs and can be assured that a follow-up visit will never interfere with the business’s operations or its customers. The purpose of a follow-up visit is to ensure employer satisfaction and employee retention. For most of the people Skills supports, this is an on-going service.
Employers may also be eligible for WOTC tax credits; Skills Employment Specialists can provide information about how to take advantage of this credit when it applies.
Positions our great employees hold include food services, clerical/office, manufacturing, industry, and hospitality to name a few.
We have been working with Skills for a number of years now and have been very happy. In fact, two of our best workers in the plant came to us from Skills.... The support team has been very helpful and has always been there when we needed them.
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Does your business have a position for a well-matched, skilled employee? Let Skills Employment Services provide access to a steady labor force for your business. Contact the Skills Employment Services Office nearest you.
|Blair County||4601-A Cortland Avenue
|Cambria County||957 Rowena Drive
|1425 Scalp Avenue, Suite #60
|Centre County||2593-1 Clyde Avenue
|Lycoming County||701 Allegheny Street, Box 1