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VOCATIONAL SERVICES

These services provide opportunities for individuals we serve to gain vocational skills training, while having the opportunity to earn a wage. Nishna productions, Inc. focuses on providing high quality work and great customer service to our customers, while providing individuals with a variety of vocational opportunities. Work available to individuals includes hand packaging, small parts assembly, can redemption, as well as several agency owned businesses.

For more information regarding Vocational Services,  contact Julie Halsey at 712-246-1242 ext. 314 or email Julie at jhalsey@nishna.org.

EMPLOYMENT RESOURCES

NPI Employment Resources helps individuals prepare for, find, and maintain successful employment at a job in the community. Employment in the community is high priority. The agency provides employment-related services, which meet the needs of the job seeker. There are many different services available, such as: Job Seeking Skills Training, Discovery, Career

Exploration, Job Shadows, Workplace Readiness Assessments, Job Development, Customized Employment, Job Coaching, and Follow-Along Support Services. Primary staff are Certified Community Employment Specialists. Job Coaches are certified.

For more information, please contact Julie McQueen, 712-215-1591, or Rachael Jones,

712-215-0952.

EMPLOYMENT FIRST!

Community Employment in an integrated setting with a competitive wage at or above minimum wage should be offered as the first choice to individuals with disabilities wanting to work. Nishna Productions, Inc. has been a participant in Iowa's Employment First pilot project since it was implemented in October of 2012.

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