Supported Employment

Supported Employment provides the supports individuals need to obtain and maintain paid competitive employment in the community. Our Job Connections program can help individuals find a job and provide a Job Coach to assist with learning duties and being a part of the workplace. Staff assist individuals with career exploration, resume writing, job interview preparation, and travel training.

Employment Training Program (ETP)

ETP offers individuals an opportunity to work in an internship that will lead to permanent employment in a community business. This program offers a Discovery phase allowing participants to explore different employment interests through community work experiences and career exploration.  Once staff set up the internship, wages are paid by OPWDD while the individual learns the skills needed for the job.  ETP participants also attend job readiness classes that present topics such as conflict resolution and how to dress for work.  ETP services include increased job coaching as well as assistance with other employability skills.  STIC staff assist participants with learning all aspects of the job, communicating effectively with co-workers and supervisors, and advocating to the employer to permanently hire the participant if the internship is a good match for both. 


STIC provides Supported Employment services under ACCES-VR and OPWDD.  If an individual does not have OPWDD eligibility, a case with ACCES-VR must be opened to receive employment services through STIC.

Individuals must have OPWDD Eligibility to participate in the Employment Training Program.

Service Area

Employment services through STIC are provided in Broome, Tioga and Chenango counties.

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Contact Information

Supported Employment Director

Phone: (607) 724-2111 ext. 366

Fax Number: (607)772-3603

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