Everyone Can Work (ECW) is committed to supporting and encouraging everyone to reach their employment goals.
At ECW we are Employment Advocates. What does that mean you might ask? Here is what we do, and why we think it is so important.
Why do we think Employment Advocacy is so important? GREAT QUESTION!
Everyone's path to employment is as UNIQUE as they are. Let Advocates help you navigate your path.
VIV is a vending machine business that operates through AIA, serving Monmouth and Ocean Counties. VIV is a new venture for AIA, as it was recently selected to provide vending machines to 25 Ocean County government locations. The responsibility of supplying and maintaining these 25 machines creates employment opportunities within community structures that are prevalent and highly visible among the public.
In alignment with the mission of ECW, Visionary Vending provides a hiring preference to adults with disabilities. Therefore, VIV offers adults with disabilities competitive integrated employment in the local community. In conjunction with the public-facing employment experience, VIV employees are provided entrepreneurial training, according to their interest level.
Each Visionary Vending employee who has the desire to become a small business owner will receive entrepreneurial training through AIA’s Advocates Learning Academy (ALA). The skills taught through ALA include organizing and maintaining a community-based business. This training component of VIV is a combination of self-paced and instructor-led training, lasting 12 weeks.
If you own a business and are interested in having a Visionary Vending Machine click below!