Posted Tuesday, February 10th, 2015
Morris County Freeholder David Scapicchio visited Employment Horizons on Feb. 3, to learn about new program developments at the Cedar Knolls-based nonprofit agency.
Scapicchio was greeted by more than 100 program participants working in the on-site program, interacting with them and learning about the subcontracted work they perform daily for various Morris County and New Jersey businesses.
Ali Peck, seated, a program participant, with
Mark Stephenson and Freeholder Scapicchio.
Assistant Executive Director Mark Stephenson highlighted the use of video-based training as well as catering opportunities now available through the Culinary Arts Training Program.
Scapicchio was thanked
for the county’s funding of the
agency’s Supported Employment and Agency-Based Employment and Training programs through Community Development Block Grants, Peer Grouping and Grant-in-Aid funding.
“Morris County’s investment in Employment Horizons’ programs and services has profoundly impacted the ability of individuals with disabilities in Morris County to achieve valuable job skills training, helping them to establish self-sufficiency in the community,” Stephenson said.
In return, Stephenson said, the program participants have delivered a $5 million economic benefit through disposable income, taxes paid, and eliminated or reduced use of public benefit programs.
Founded in 1957, Employment Horizons is the premier not-for-profit agency providing comprehensive employment training and job placement services to persons with disabilities and other disadvantages in the greater Morris County area. For additional information about Employment Horizons, visit www.emhorizons.org or contact Maria Florio at 973-538-8822 ext. 240.