Paid work in a variety of settings aimed at preparing individuals (with mental illness and/or intellectual disability) for employment in the community.
Partnering Opportunities: Tenco can help your company increase profits, meet production schedules and maintain quality standards. By sub-contracting with Tenco, you will be able to meet this challenge as well as providing our individuals with a variety of work opportunities designed to increase work skills and independence. Current contracts include, but are not limited to: manufacturing, assembly, disassembly, packaging, quality control, mailing services, and document destruction. A few of our current partners are: John Deere, Kness Manufacturing, NyPro, Cequent Consumer Products, Fairfield Line, Pro Optics, MudbuM, and L. Daniels Netting.
Small Group Employment
Small Group Employment: Tenco offers multiple enclaves; a small group of adults with disabilities, working in a community-based business or setting, accompanied by a working supervisor to provide training on specific job duties. Small group employment services provide individuals with real life experience to prepare them for community employment. Some of our current enclave placements include: Cequent Consumer Products, Wells Manufacturing, and Pioneer Hi-Bred International.
Community Employment: This program is designed to offer community employment opportunities to individuals who have both the desire to work in an integrated work setting and employment abilities for this type of work. It is also important for the individual to be able to problem solve and have the appropriate social skills. The two major goals for supported employment are to give the individuals the opportunity to earn competitive wages and to earn these wages in an integrated work setting. Stages of community employment include:
Discovery: A process that highlights the strengths and passions of an Individual in order to assist with learning about them through experiences in living, learning, and working environments from a network of supports.
Job Development: A service that assists Individuals with completing job applications, identifying employment preferences, mock-interviewing, and carving out an appropriate placement in the community.
Job Coaching: A service that provides continued supports once employment has been obtained to assist with ensuring successful employment.