Eligibility

Service Eligibility and Availability

The Achievement Center offers services to a variety of populations. Please refer to the following admittance criteria when deciding on the most appropriate source to refer the potential consumer. In the event a waiting list becomes necessary in any program, the first person on the list will receive services upon availability. The only exception will be if a potential consumer is determined by the Director of Industrial and Vocational Services or the Director of Employment Services to be in an emergency situation, therefore propelling them to the top of the list. To learn more about our organization, a tour can be scheduled by calling to make an appointment or you can visit our website at www.achievement-center.org.

  1. Employability Development, Job Development, Evaluation, Work Adjustment Training, Community Based Work Evaluation, Vocational Evaluation – Meet eligibility requirements of the referral source; able to care for own personal needs or have a personal care assistant; ability to benefit from services; ability to behave in a manner that is not disruptive to the progression of other consumer’s programs; negative drug test result; and 16 years or older.

    Services are provided free of charge to the consumer. Services are provided on a first come, first serve basis. Waiting time after referral is immediate for Job Development, Work Adjustment Training, Community Based Work Evaluation, and Employability Development. A limited number can be served in Vocational Evaluation at one time, so the wait depends on space availability.

    The Director of Industrial and Vocational Services is responsible for making the final determination on admittance approval for Employability Development and Vocational Evaluation Consumers. The Director of Employment Services is responsible for making the final determination on admittance approval for Job Development, Work Adjustment Training, and Community Based Work Evaluation Consumers.

  2. Certified Nurse Aide Program – Meet eligibility requirements of the referral source; able to read, write, comprehend, and demonstrate understanding of medical problems, procedures, and skills needed in the care of patients; able to use the metric system and solve mathematical word problems; score at least 9th grade level on the math portion of the TABE and the 10th grade level on the reading portion of the TABE ; criminal background check with no felonies; negative drug screen; TB negative; 17 years or older and meet the “Minimum Physical Performance Standards for CNA Class Participation” . Fees are paid through your referring Rehabilitation Agency or the local Career Center. Private pay is also accepted. The current fee structure is available on our web-site or upon request. There is a limit of 8 students per class. The Director of Industrial and Vocational Services is responsible for making the final determination on admittance approval. Classes run in five week cycles; wait time is dependent on slot availability.