Arc Industries is a packaging, assembly, and distribution facility that offers employment and vocational training to up to 150 individuals with disabilities. The Arc of Evansville staff assists in developing work skills and behaviors, so those served can obtain and maintain competitive community employment.
Key aspects of this program include the following:
- On the job training for building knowledge
- Supervision and assistance for achieving valuable work skills
- Gaining key work safety skills
- Increasing non-work skills typically referred to as “soft skills”
- Developing new relationships
- Increasing earnings which directly impacts independence
- Positions are available at enclave locations in the area
Average hourly pay rate for clients increased by 24% resulting in higher earned income.
86% of individuals met their established productivity rate in the first 60 days.
Located at 2515 Kotter Avenue, Evansville, IN 47715 and also at our off-site enclave facilities. Hours of operation are 7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Monday-Friday. Services are provided for adults of working age and are in a sheltered-work environment.
For many years it was acceptable for an individual with disabilities to leave the public school system, move to a sheltered-work environment, and remain there until the age of retirement. However, this is no longer thought to be acceptable. Employers now recognize individuals with disabilities for their ability, desire, and willingness to work, and community-based employment is now a goal for many people with disabilities. With this recognition, sheltered-work is no longer considered a stopping point but instead is looked at as a step for individuals with disabilities to move towards achieving greater economic and social well-being.
The Work Services program prepares individuals with disabilities for future community-based employment and follows best practices in the field of service delivery for people with disabilities. The program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), whose purpose is to promote the quality, value, and optimal outcomes of services.