Work Adjustment Program

Acquire paid work experience and develop skills that are in high-demand in the workplace.

What is It

The purpose of this program is to assess the individual’s job readiness skills and needed supports and to provide job coaching to improve skills. Work Adjustment positions may be in manufacturing production, janitorial, clerical, skilled trades, and others. Availability of positions are limited. Once placed in a position, an Employment Coordinator will work with individual and work supervisor to assess work readiness strengths and needs and provide job coaching as needed.

Who Benefits

Individuals benefiting from this program are typically those who are a) new to the workplace, a) having had difficulty maintaining employment, or c) need further development in workplace essential skills, and/or would like to gain work experience. They may be referred by the OVR or deemed eligible for SNAP E&T or LFCUG Workforce Development programs. 

How it Works

  • It is recommended that the potential participant tour the facility and observe the jobs
  • The EC will complete the OVR intake and assessment process with the participant.
  • The participant will complete an LMC application and participate in an interview and LMC Orientation.
  • During the probation period, which may take up to 90 days, participants will receive training and job coaching in manufacturing production, logistics and materials handling and workplace essential skills.
  • The EC will work with the LMC supervisor to assess work readiness strengths and needs and provide job coaching as needed.

Participants work between 20 and 40 hours per week and are paid an hourly rate. The time period for work adjustment is a minimum of 30 days with a maximum of 90 days. Participants will learn and perform several different jobs or job tasks. They may be considered for permanent hire by OWL or LMC.