Cornucopia, Inc. Launches New Vocational Training Program In Strongsville Darice, Inc. Hosts On-Site Training For Individuals With Disabilities
Cornucopia, Inc. announces a new vocational training program with Darice, Inc. in Strongsville, Ohio. The program was established to provide individuals with disabilities warehouse-based experience in order to develop their skills, confidence and workplace potential.
Cornucopia, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and operates Nature’s Bin, a full service natural and organic foods market located in Lakewood, Ohio. Darice, Inc. is a craft industry leader and parent company of Pat Catan’s.
“We are thrilled about this new partnership and look forward to furthering our relationship with Darice,” stated Ronda Saleem-Mohammad, vocational rehabilitation program director at Cornucopia, Inc. “The training program at Darice is unlike any of our other training programs and allows trainees to gain work experience by supporting the repack team in filling orders.”
The purpose of Cornucopia’s vocational training programs and job placement services is to make a difference for each participant preparing him or her for the transition to employment in the community.
“This is a win-win situation for Darice, stated Marshall Appenzeller, warehouse supervisor at Darice Repack Facility. “Trainees work with our various craft and jewelry products and assist in repackaging for resale – good motor skills and attention to detail is a must and this program helps to hone in on those specific skills.”
Cornucopia’s work adjustment programs last an average of 8-12 weeks but the duration varies based on the needs of the individual. Trainees are paid minimum wage while participating in Cornucopia’s Programs. All work adjustment locations are staffed by full-time, Cornucopia case managers who coordinate the programs and ensure that trainees are making progress toward their goals. Trainees graduate from the program upon achieving the majority of their goals.
To learn more about Cornucopia’s vocational programs and job placement services, visit www.naturesbin.com/vocational-programs.