JOB TRAINING AND PLACEMENT PROGRAMS
HUMAN SERVICE AT ITS BEST
VIABILITY's JTPPs are sophisticated, state of the art programs for people with disabilities that have been recognized nationwide and received multiple best practice awards. Trainees participate in a nine-week, industry specific training program onsite at the host employer. Successful trainees are eligible for hire by the host employer. By 2011, Walgreens had hired 234 individuals with disabilities; 47% of them were program graduates. VIABILITY’s JTPP programs have met the demands of major companies, including Advance Auto Parts, Walgreens, Geodis, Travelers, Sephora, and Alex & Ani.
The Walgreens Project is operated out of the Walgreens Distribution Center in Windsor, Connecticut. The training program is designed for individuals with disabilities to develop careers in the warehouse industry. Upon successful completion of the program, participants are eligible for employment at the Walgreens Distribution Center. As many as 200-300 trainees have been offered positions in years past.
Referrals for the Walgreens Project are received through the Connecticut Bureau of Rehabilitation Services, Department of Social Services, and the Department of Developmental Services.
THE TRAINING PROCESS
• Phase I
• Phase II
Training Center instruction
• Phase III
Transitional Work Group
• Trainees will receive wages during their
on-the-job training experience.
-- JUSTIN HOLLAND
VIABILITY gave me the tools for success at the Walgreens Distribution Center. I am successfully employed with good money/benefits and I am getting married this year.
• Be at least 18 years old
• Have a high school diploma or equivalent
• Be able to lift 50 pounds
• Be able to pass a drug test
• Not be convicted of a felony
• Individuals with autism
• Individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing
• Follow-along supports are provided