Pictured: Chuck Fair, Byesville Rotary President, Marcus Brailer, Executive Director Guernsey Industries, and Tanya Hitchens, Speaker Chair.
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Marcus Brailer, Executive Director of Guernsey Industries, spoke to Byesville Rotary about changes at the adult workshop section of Guernsey Industries. He stated that “…the changes will be invisible to the families and individuals using Guernsey Industries services and will help each individual improve his/her quality of life.”
Brailer believes that each individual using the services of the adult workshop is capable of accomplishing more and, with training and support, can develop to his/her full potential. The first step toward developing a training plan is to start with the individual and ask questions such as “What do you want to do with your life?”and “What do you like doing at Guernsey Industries?”
Using the answer to these questions as a guide, individuals using Guernsey Industries services work with staff from Guernsey County DD to develop an individualized plan aimed at identifying the skills he or she needs to reach the goals each has established. Each of the goals identified is aimed at maximizing the person’s potential and at improving skills contributing to quality of life.
Brailer pointed out that Guernsey Industries then uses an individual’s plan to design a training program that will enable the individual to develop the skills needed to reach the goals listed in his/her plan. If a person’s goal is to make a livable wage, Guernsey Industries will provide job skills training. If individual wants to live independently, Guernsey Industries will help that person develop skills allowing him/her to live on his/her own.
Brailer pointed out that a second part of his job is to identify local businesses willing to work with Guernsey Industries and to offer jobs to individuals who have completed their training. Guernsey Industries will train individuals in the specific skills needed by local companies. Additionally, job coaches will be available to help Guernsey Industries trainees continue their training on the job.
Brailer reassured his audience that Guernsey Industries will continue to contract with local businesses to build items such as pallets, work benches, and reels for packing.
Connect with Byesville Rotary at: www.Byesvillerotary.blogspot.com or https://www.facebook.com/pages/Byesville-Rotary/256548047818283. The club meets 7:30 am, Tuesday at the Stop Nine Senior Center at 60313 (GPS use 60299) Southgate Road, Byesville. Walk-ins are welcome at the club’s meeting.