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Vocational Skill Training
Skill Building Services
Focuses on developing skills that will help the person receiving services to understand the world of work, follow supervisory direction, use time wisely, and complete tasks as assigned with good quality. Individualized services may also provide personal development, such as interpersonal skill building, development of personal responsibility, and independent problem solving. Services include assignment of paid work opportunities, as well as, work skill training experiences. Paid work opportunities are provided in food preparation and kitchen work; janitorial and maintenance service; and assembly work in a factory type setting. The objective of vocational skill building services is either improvement in employability skills as measured by the employment matrix, or obtaining employment in a community setting.
Focus on developing and maintaining personal skills that will result in an improved quality of life. The skills addressed may include personal care and hygiene, health and safety, money management, interpersonal skill development, leisure skills, nutrition, food preparation, and community exploration and resources. The objective of skill building is the ability to continue to participate in the community in the least restrictive way possible. .
The Skill Building Service works to achieve improved quality of life for the individuals enrolled to assist individuals in increasing their self-sufficiency and to develop the skills needed to engage in meaningful community-based activities.
Most skill building services are provided at the VIP building in Flint, Michigan, in a factory type setting. Hours of service are 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Some services are provided in a community based setting for short periods of time, such as community exploration and resources. Most referrals are received from Genesee Health System or one of their contracted providers, but referrals are also accepted for private pay and from public schools and similar referral sources out of the area.
Vocational Skill Training
Door to Door Transportation
The VIP Program provides services for individuals with disabilities. The VIP Program emphasizes training in work, activities of daily living, and social skills. Individuals are involved in production, assembly and product manufacturing in addition to group skill development activities such as communication, health and safety, community awareness and independent living.