The importance of CHOICE, the joy of WORK, the power of COMPASSION.
MARC currently supports over 375 adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities at more than 150 community-based job sites.
MARC offers supported employment services at varying levels of support. Individuals are placed into a wide variety of jobs based on their skills and preferences, provided job coaching to ensure a successful transition, then provided with support as needed for the duration of their employment. The amount of ongoing support is based on each individual’s needs and funding.
Job Development and Placement:
Job Development and Placement services help individuals connect with the job that meets their knowledge, skills and abilities. Our job developers assist with putting together a resume, preparing for a job interview, finding job leads, submitting job applications, setting up and attending interviews, and providing as much help as needed to attain the desired job. Our goal is to assist people with disabilities in finding the jobs they want—in a timely manner. MARC works with DVR to fund job development services.
Project Search Internships
MARC works with the UW and VA hospitals, Sauk Prairie Hospital and Kalahari Resorts to provide students and young adults 10-25 with internship experience within these host businesses. Each program can accept up to 12 interns each year. Contact Kathy Loerke, 608-223-9100 ext 21 for Madison and Kim Gobrecht, 608-437-5998 ext 11, for Sauk County locations.
High School Transition:
MARC works with high school students with disabilities who will be leaving the K-12 school system and enter the world of work. MARC offers assistance to school personnel, DVR, families and employers to assure a smooth transition.
“MARC has been a great employment partner, They have helped H&H by providing on the job support for us and the employee, assisting with on the job training and help to ensure that quality standards are met.” – Max Reed at H&H Industries
Benefits to Employers
- Federal and state tax incentives
- Increased workforce diversity
- Increased customer loyalty for businesses who hire individuals with disabilities
- Dedicated employees with a strong commitment to work
- Increased retention rate and dependability
- Savings of advertising and training dollars
- Many MARC partner employers report an overall increase in morale, motivation, and team spirit in the workplace from hiring people with disabilities