Job Training

Community Pre-Vocational Services

Provides services that assist individuals with an intellectual or developmental disability in developing employment readiness skills.

The goal is to prepare individuals to obtain and retain a job in Supported Employment.

Highlights of Community Pre-Vocational Services:

  • Paid job training at Empower’s Redemption Center
  • Job readiness/computer class at Niagara University
  • Opportunity to volunteer
  • Travel training
  • Work interest inventories
  • Work skills assessment
  • Benefits planning instruction
  • Work readiness class (appropriate work attitudes, habits and behaviors)

All activities are offered in the most integrated setting appropriate to each individual’s needs.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Possess an intellectual or developmental disability (neurological impairment, seizure disorder, Cerebral Palsy, Autism)
  • Enrolled in the Home and Community Based Waiver
  • Assigned to a Medicaid service coordinator
  • Enrolled in Medicaid
  • Motivated to work

For more information, please call the Empower job training center at (716) 285-5761.