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Vocational Training

Lakestate Industries offers a variety of Vocational Training Programs with the long-term goal of establishing employment while removing barriers to employment. These services help persons with barriers to employment learn new work skills and develop good work habits. Work training opportunities are provided based on interest, motivation, need and ability. Lakestate Industries provides "real pay" while in training.

Organization Employment

Program Highlights:

  • Organizational employment is designed to help persons with barriers to employment learn new job skills and develop good work habits.
  • Provide a variety of work training opportunities based on interest, motivation, need and ability.
  • Provide "real work" for "real pay" while in training.

Services

Our services give the individual the opportunity to become more productive and self sufficient by expanding their work experiences and by helping them understand the values and rewards of work.

Work Training

Helps to develop employable work skills. The focus is on work performance and the "soft skills" of employment. Work performance includes an individual's ability to learn, quality of work, initiative and work stamina. "Soft skills" include an individual's attendance, dependability, motivation, attitude and other acceptable work behaviors. 

Work Opportunities

These services are provided based on an individual's interests, motivation and abilities. A variety of different work experiences are offered, including, but not limited to, packaging, sorting recyclables at the Delta Wide Recycling Center, confidential shredding, assembly, janitorial, pallet stock, survey stakes, manufacturing and handcrafting specialty products.

SCOPE OF SERVICES

Referral Process

Lakestate Industries receives referrals from Pathways, Michigan Rehabilitation Services, Delta Schoolcraft ISD, Michigan Works!, Michigan Commission for the Blind Insurance companies, and by private parties, agencies or programs which aid persons who are in need of a work evaluation, work training, work experience or job placement.

Program Description and Entrance Criteria

For more information email or call LuAnn Hay, Program Director (906) 786-9212 in Escanaba or Tami Hector (906) 273-2131 in Marquette.

Community Employment Program

Program is designed to:

  • help people overcome barriers to employment
  • provide quality on-the-job work training with job coaching support
  • offer excellent career development and job placement services

Community Employment SCOPE OF SERVICES

Provides Individuals an opportunity to achieve economic independence and contribute productively to their community by obtaining and retaining employment.

Job Development/Career Exploration

Looks at the individual's strengths,skills and abilities, and needs,then matches these with an employment opportunity which most closely fits an individuals desired employment outcome.

Job Placement

Provides Individuals an opportunity to achieve economic independence and contribute productively to their community by obtaining and retaining employment.

Job Coaching

Is available on site to those employees who are starting a new job, experiencing difficulties on the job, or have had a recent change in their job. Both the employer and employee benefit from job coaching. The employer gains a valuable, dependable employee and realizes a savings in training costs. The employee receives the support necessary to ensure the success in their new work environment.

Referral Process

Lakestate Industries receives referrals from Pathways, Michigan Rehabilitation Services , Delta-Schoolcraft Intermediate ISD, Michigan Works!, Michigan Commission for the Blind Insurance Co., and by private parties, agencies or programs which aid persons who are in need of evaluation, work training, work experience or job placement.

Program Description and Entrance Criteria

For more information email or call LuAnn Hay, Program Director (906) 786-9212 in Escanaba or Tami Hector (906) 273-2131 in Marquette.

Student Services Program

Program is designed to:

  • Provide students an introduction to work opportunities that are available in their community.
  • Helps students reach their short and long term employment goals.

Career Scope

Students can be referred for a Career Scope Assessment. After answering a batter of questions, we are able to measure the students interests and aptitude for employment.

Work Evaluation

A process that assists teachers and students in assessing the student employment strengths and identifies areas in need of improvements.

Career Club

A high school classroom setting designed to assist students by preparing them for employment. Students will learn how to obtain employment, gain soft skills knowledge, and how they affect employment.

Career Exploration

Affords the student an opportunity to explore their various careers via job shadowing community work experiences.

Referral Process

Lakestate Industries receives referrals from the Delta Schoolcraft School Districts; Michigan Rehabilitation Services, Michigan Commission For the Blind, and private parties, agencies, or programs which aid students who are in need of work evaluation, work training, work experience or job placement.

For more information email or call LuAnn Hay, Student Services Director (906) 786-9212 in Escanaba or Tami Hector (906) 273-2131 in Marquette.