Skill Building
(Wayne)

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Skill Building

The Skill Building Program provides an array of services to adults with significant barriers to employment and functioning independently in their community.

The program emphasizes vocational training, community integration and personal independence. Services are designed to assist individuals with developing and strengthening their independent functioning in daily living, communication, socialization, work skills and productivity. Using a person-centered approach, a participant’s individual plan may include classroom training/activities, volunteer opportunities, community-based experiences, paid work in a variety of settings and supported community employment.

Services are designed to assist persons with functional limitations that may include: limited work experience or job skills, inability to read or write, limited skills necessary for effective social interaction and communication, poor coping skills, and difficulty attending to task. The Skill Building Program also serves persons who have a visual, hearing, physical and/or mobility disability.

Admission Requirements

Participants must:

• Be a resident of Wayne County and no longer receiving services from the school system
• Be at least eighteen years of age with a Developmental Disability
• Possess basic verbal, manual or assisted communication skills
• Demonstrate the ability to independently perform basic self-care skills (with or without a personal care attendant)
• Abitlity to function independently in a classroom or community based activity.

Contact Information

Susan Robinson, MTD
Wayne County Employment and Training (WCET)
28526 Van Born Road
Westland, MI 48185
Phone (734) 467-6600