Pre-Vocational Skills Training
MCFI Work Services provides pre-vocational skills training in a therapeutic work environment. The program focuses on helping clients develop critical work skills and behaviors necessary to be successful in community-based competitive or supported employment.
Services include supportive case management and training. Work done in this environment is usually described as assembly and packaging and typically is paid at a piece rate.
For more information, contact Carrie Belsky at (414) 937-2147 or send us an email.
Basic Work Experience
Basic Work Experience provides both classroom training and work experience to teach and reinforce good work habits. Individuals participate in paid work experience in assembly and packaging. Wages are paid at a piece rate in most cases, though hourly production rates do exist for some jobs that are more competitive in nature.
Clients enrolled in Basic Work Experience must participate in the MCFI LifeWorks program. LifeWorks is a curriculum developed in collaboration with the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and includes 36 specific self-management competencies aimed at increasing independence in the home, workplace and community.
Transitional Work Experience
Transitional Work Experience provides a higher level of training that can include working on machinery or equipment in a workshop, through participation in the MCFI Hospitality Academy, or at community-based locations. Wages are paid at an hourly rate determined by a time study of a client's productivity rate, which is measured at least every six months.
Locations: MCFI Main Campus, Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Building, and MCFI Northeast Campus, as well as selected sites in the community.
MCFI Employment Services programs have been nationally accredited by CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities). CARF acceditation means the program has met consumer-focused, national and state-of-the-art standards of performance.