Helping Kansans with disabilities to live and work in our community by promoting choices, independence and a better life.
Helping Kansans with disabilities to live and work in our community by promoting choices, independence and a better life.
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Work Services

What is Work Services?

KETCH provides on-site vocational training that teaches you important job skills that can help you enhance your success in a job in the community.  In the program, you will learn job skills, work rules, what kinds of jobs you prefer and the benefits you will receive from working.  Wages are paid and based on your work productivity.  Our goal is to help you develop job skills in order for you to achieve employment in the community.

What does the program have to offer? What options are available?

 In KETCH’s workshop you will learn what it means to be an “employee.”  You will learn the importance of good attendance, hygiene, safety, productivity, quality, and work attitudes.  You will also learn the importance of punctuality in a work environment.  In the workshop, there are a variety of work areas where you may choose to work:

  • Electrical Assembly: Learn to repair fluorescent lights.
  • Binders: Learn to manufacture three-ring notebook binders and notepad holders.
  • Mail Room Services: Learn to fold, stuff, and label bulk mailings as well as sorting and packaging the mailings.
  • Packaging and Assembly: Learn all about small parts assembly and packaging products.
  • Filters: Learn how to make air filters that are used in industrial air conditioning and heating systems.
  • Textiles: Learn to sew, cut, fold, and measure material used as decontamination pads at Boeing.
  • VTS: Learn to sort, match, package, and laminate.

What are the expectations of the Work Services program?
The ultimate goal of this program is to prepare individuals for work in the community.  The responsibilities of the program include:

  • Working cooperatively with your team to set and achieve goals for yourself each year.
  • Treating your co-workers and supervisors with dignity and respect, the same way you will be treated.
  • Following all workshop rules and dress code requirements.

 For admissions information or to schedule a tour please call 316.383.8700 to speak to our admissions coordinator.