Learning Independence, Navigating Choices (LINC)
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Learning Independence, Navigating Choices (LINC) is a non-vocational program with a commitment to community first opportunities where participants learn social and daily living skills by actively participating in their communities with peers and support staff. Individuals are building bridges with their community through volunteering and engaging in activities while fostering friendships by discovering shared interests and hobbies. Individuals are actively making choices and setting goals through the person centered planning process with their support teams. Participants in LINC are referred through contractual agreement with LCMHA. contractual agreement with LCMHA.

Goodwill Industries provides job ready applicants for your business. We save you time and money by providing the following training and employment options:

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• Applicant Pre-screening
• Test Preparation and Skill Development

On-Site Training & Placement

Trial Work Experience provides opportunities for training experiences at community sites. There is no cost or liability to your business. Goodwill Industries is the employer of record. Supervision is provided by Goodwill staff as needed. Experiences are scheduled based upon your business needs. The employer has the option to hire.

Job Retention Services

Goodwill staff works closely with an individual that has been hired to maintain their employment. Additional training can be made available to assist with the job advancement. Identify and remove barriers to remain employed.

worker-2Once trainees have been hired by an employer, Goodwill staff works closely with them in an effort to help them maintain their employment. Staff identify and address barriers such as attendance, timelieness and maintaining production goals. Additional training can be made available to assist with the job advancement.

Post-Placement

• Job Advancement Training
• Customized Employee Training
• On the Job Training
• Job Retention Services
• Job Placement and Career Advancement Service

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Micro – Enterprise

The Micro-enterprise program is for individuals who have an entrepreneurial spirit. Participants in this program learn how to develop a small business that aligns with their talents and interests. Individuals receive support to develop a business plan and research the marketability of their product or service. They also learn how to create, finance and implement their business to independently operate and outside of Goodwill. Participants in micro-enterprise are referred through contractual agreements with LCMHA and Michigan Rehabilitation Services.

Skill Building

Individuals are developing skills in a paid integrated work experience at Goodwill that will enable them to be successful in a work environment. While developing these skills individuals are supported with personal coaching and mentoring. Participants in Skill building are referred through contractual agreement with LCMHA.

Job Readiness

Concentration is placed on developing skills and behaviors in preparation for further training and community employment. Individuals are assigned to workstations at Goodwill Industries,with adjustable levels of supervision. They meet weekly with Goodwill staff to review progress and set goals.

Job Retention Services

Goodwill staff works closely with an individual that has been hired to maintain their employment. Additional training can be made available to assist with the job advancement. Identify and remove barriers to remain employed.
Once trainees have been hired by an employer, Goodwill staff works closely with them in an effort to help them maintain their employment. Staff identify and address barriers such as attendance, timeliness and maintaining production goals. Additional training can be made available to assist with the job advancement.

All of the people we serve are actively involved in the planning of their services.