The Chris Maurer Vocational Program

The Chris Maurer Vocational Program

Adult Vocational Program

The Chris Maurer Adult Vocational Program serves adults 21 years of age and older. The program follows a Supported Employment Model (staff oversight and support) and addresses:

  • Vocational skills training (job sampling and shadowing)
  • Service learning
  • Life skills training (safety, travel, personal finances, self care)
  • Self-determination
  • Decision making

Our Goal

The overall goal of the Adult Vocational Program is to assist each individual in identifying a job opportunity that allows them to grow and enjoy their work.

Present career tracks include:

  • Electronics recycling
  • Assembly and Production Processes
  • Office and Clerical Support
  • Retail and Customer Service
  • Hospitality and Housekeeping

After assessing skills and interest, adults are provided with a variety of work and instructional experiences ranging from on campus training programs, to community-based job sampling, to independent paid employment opportunities in the community. 

Melmark works with a number of community based employers and organizations, and looks forward to expanding its present ties with businesses in the community. Funding sources for the Adult Vocational Program include public agencies and private pay funds. 

For further information on the admissions process for Melmark’s Adult Vocational Program, please click here.