Everyone Deserves Meaningful Work

Employment support that enables individuals to secure and maintain a job. LAUNCH Employment services creates individualized plans that help clients discover opportunities, ace interviews, and thrive in their jobs.

LAUNCH Jobs

From the moment you enter a partnership with us, our employment specialists will help you create a custom plan to determine which strategy(ies) best meet the need(s). We offer:  

  • Job Development: Explore various career paths, build your resume, foster important interviewing skills, and engage in professional development and job skill training
  • Employability Skills: Develop proficiency in communication, teamwork, problem-solving, work ethic, interpersonal skills, time management, attention to detail, and professionalism 
  • Job Coaching: Experience an on-site and off-site approach to employment support 

Menu of employment services:  

  • ACCES VR* Supported Employment 
  • ACCES VR* Direct Placement
  • ACCES VR* Work Readiness
  • OPWDD Supported Employment
  • OPWDD Employment Training Program

*Adult Career and Continuing Education Services-Vocational Rehabilitation (ACCES-VR) is part of the New York State Education Department (NYSED) that provides vocational services to individuals with disabilities.

Eligibility:

Individual has a barrier to employment. For details contact ACCES-VR at http://www.acces.nysed.gov/vr

LAUNCH Pre-Employment Transition Services (Pre-ETS) 

Pre-ETS programming is available to students aged 14 - 21 with a documented disability who are enrolled in high school or post-secondary education/training. The goal of Pre-ETS is to help students with disabilities explore, increase awareness, and prepare for employment and post-secondary education options. Services include:

  • Work Readiness for Students
  • Work Readiness for Students
  • Job Exploration Counseling
  • Work-Based Learning Experience
  • Post-Secondary Education Counseling
  • Self-Advocacy for Students

We also offer services for adults that provide a deeper dive into learning skills for employment. Services include:

  • Work Readiness
  • Self-Advocacy for Employment

Eligibility:

Individual has a barrier to employment. For details contact ACCES-VR at http://www.acces.nysed.gov/vr

LAUNCH Career Solutions Academy

Nearly every industry relies on cleaners. Our Custodial Technician Certificate can give you the training you need to thrive in potential custodial positions. Certification is through the Cleaning Management Institute (CMI), a widely recognized provider of cleaning certification within the greater professional cleaning industry.

The program consists of two parts: a basic custodial certification and individual job development. 

Basic Custodial Technician Training Certification 

This course covers six modules:

  • The Chemistry of Cleaning 
  • Basic Cleaning of Above Floor Surfaces
  • Basic Cleaning of Hard Floor Surfaces
  • Basic Cleaning of Carpeted Floor Surfaces
  • Basic Cleaning of Restrooms
  • Covid-19 Cleaning Industry Best Practices

Instructors also use a needs-based approach to cover topics such as: resume and cover letter writing, job search skills, interview preparation, soft skill development, and job fair attendance. COVID-19 cleaning procedures are also covered in this course.

Advanced Custodial Technician Training Certification 

This course covers the more complex project-based cleaning equipment and procedures custodians perform in a three module format. Please note, the Basic Custodial Technician Training Certification is a prerequisite for enrollment. 

Also included in this course are soft skills training and job development support. The soft skills covered during the class are focused on developing management/supervisory soft skills. These include: 

  • Leadership 
  • Empathy
  • Critical thinking 
  • Decision making
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Mindfulness

In the advanced class, workshops are designed around developing and executing periodic or project cleaning plans, navigating SDS sheets, and responding to CDC, federal, state, or industry directives. Instructors use a needs-based approach to cover content. Covid-19 cleaning procedures are addressed in this class, as well as job development being the focus during the final week.

Eligibility:

Adult learners who:

  • Are unemployed or underemployed
  • Can read and write at a 7th grade level
  • Can stand/walk for long periods of time
  • Show desire to commit to the course
  • Have reliable transportation 

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