Overview

Work Opportunities   |   Skills Training   |   Socialization   |    Transportation

Advance Opportunities is committed to serving adults with developmental or intellectual disabilities by providing a wide range of employment opportunities that are geared to enhance individuals’ personal vocational abilities, increase community involvement and empower individuals to strive to reach their personal goals and dreams.

 

Work Opportunities

We offer both community and in-house work opportunities.  Our professional and committed job coaches provide employment support to meet the needs of all individuals served.

Community work opportunities include, but are not limited to:

  • Assembly
  • Food service
  • Grounds maintenance
  • Mattress and car seat recycling
  • Cleaning at local hotel, offices and businesses
  • Recycling opportunities
  • Digital scanning of documents and other office work
  • Lawn care

In-house work opportunities include, but are not limited to:

  1. Digital scanning of documents
  2. Document shredding
  3. Car Wash
  4. Labeling or folding
  5. Product/parts assembly
  6. Green Tee Program
  7. Works of Heart Handmade Jewelry & Gifts

 

Skills Training

eTrac Job Training
We offer a unique online training program that provides practical, web-based job skills training. This animated and interactive program presents basic concepts to build universal job skills that employers expect, like professional communication, workplace etiquette and problem solving. The complete journey includes every “stop” en route to successful employment.

 

Socialization and Community Activities

Learning Thru Sharing
This partnership with Advance Opportunities employees and Adult Basic Education students meets every Friday to focus on developing soft skills and hands-on skills. Participants work on group and individual projects such as cutting squares and sewing a jean quilt, mending clothes, stamping and craft projects, cutting fabric squares for rags and more. Once a month this group goes to the library for more of a classroom setting to develop communication and computer skills and participate in literacy activities, all focused on preparing for employment.

 

Transportation

Transportation is provided from each employee’s residence to work and home again. Our agency provides transportation in our agency vehicles as well as through contracts with Southwest Coaches and Western Community Action. Our job coaches provide support on the buses and vans at all times.

 

If you are interested in learning more about our services or would like to schedule a tour, please contact:

Dawn Wambeke, Executive Director
507-537-7018 ext.102
dawn.wambeke@advanceopp.org