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Our History

The Progressive Workshop of Armstrong County, Inc. was formed in 1968 by a group of concerned citizens who wanted to provide vocational rehabilitation services to people with disabilities. Various civic groups raised the money needed for the first year of operation. Currently, funding is obtained through the Behavioral and Developmental Health Program of Armstrong and Indiana Counties and the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation.

Our Statement of Purpose

1. To provide training facilities, placement programs and related activities for persons who appear to be able to profit from the habilitation programs of the workshop.

2. To provide extended training for individuals who continue to develop skills, behaviors, and attitudes which assist them in becoming more independent and employable and to provide these services in accordance with principles of *”Everyday Lives” which enables individuals to participate in training and activities as they chose.

3. To conduct business and receive funds in order to accomplish purposes adopted by the corporation.

The Progressive Workshop provides job skill training, rehabilitation services, and adult education services in an effort to develop, improve and enhance personal self-satisfaction and contributions to the community. In addition, the workshop provides job development and job coaching for those individuals who are work-ready, or who have secured jobs within the community. These services are provided to maximize the success of the job placement for both the individual and the employment site.

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