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Since 2011, The Nicholas Center has spearheaded inclusive initiatives, enabling people who think differently to get to work. Combatting an 85%+ unemployment rate, the vocational supports we've put in place have had an impact on hundreds of lives.
TNC participants explore the world of chocolate decorating in the TNC Chocolate Lab.
At TNC’s community-based Vocational Skills Centers, participants benefit from being exposed to and gaining skills in various work industries in a setting that enables growth, exploration and learning. Aside from learning vocational skills training, TNC focuses on professionalism, social skills and money management, as well as other skills focusing on preferences, talents and dreams without limitations.
Various on-the-job experiences are available through our ever-evolving Navigators Program, which serves the community through volunteering at various businesses and organizations.
With over a decades of experience in sales, order fulfillment, education and vocational programming, our Total Fulfillment team provides productive, meaningful experience to teens and young adults with Autism.
By partnering with TNC, you are helping create employment training and/or gainful employment opportunities to Autistic individuals.
Line Of Site is an innovative product invented by a Long Island local who was eager to use his time, talents and resources and put them towards something positive. For more on this product, check out our Nicholas Center News episode.
Through The Nicholas Center's Supported Employment Program (SEMP) , our trained staff provide job development and job placement services based on an individual's interests and skills. Individuals are supported at work with the goal of fostering confidence, building independence, securing internships and gaining meaningful employment. This program is available to: individuals and families, businesses and community community partnerships and vendors.
The Nicholas Center supports individuals to learn critical life skills, improve social and communication abilities, gain vocational training and jobs and engage in meaningful community projects. With a focus on creating inclusive employment opportunities, The Nicholas Center offers a Supported Employment Program, supporting individuals on the job and has been instrumental in the creation and success of micro-businesses.