Jefferson Career Center officially opens
After several years of planning and developing, Community Services officially opened our Jefferson Career Center on October 30th, 2017.
The center offers hands-on learning suites to help people with developmental disabilities develop skills for the jobs they want. These suites focus on specific job industries, including hospitality, automotive detailing, culinary, and office work. The Jefferson Career Center will help the people we serve explore different career paths, develop the specific skills needed for those careers, and connect them with competitive employment opportunities.
The center will also provide after-school respite programs for the children we support. Our respite spaces and playground will give children a safe, engaging place to spend time while giving parents and guardians personal time.
We would like to thank all of our sponsors and partners for their support of this project: Basil Family of Dealerships, Buffalo State College School of Hospitality, Community Services Support Foundation, Copier Fax Business Technologies, Delaware North, Eaton Office Supply, First Niagara Bank, Hyatt Regency, James H. Cummings Foundation, John R. Oishei Foundation, KeyBank, M&T Bank, Northwest Bank, NYS Dormitory Authority, Spring-It-On donors, and VSP Graphic Group.
Thank you to everyone who has helped and will continue to help make this center a reality! We can’t wait to share all the amazing success stories with you.
You can learn more about the opening of the Jefferson Career Center from the following news links: