Pittsburgh Disability Employment Project for Freedom
Pittsburgh Disability Employment Project for Freedom
Pittsburgh Disability Employment Project for Freedom provides a business directed training resulting in competitive employment for people with disabilities. Project for Freedom is a 10-week training program followed by a 2-week job shadow/internship experience. The training is focused on beginner to intermediate level computer skills, call center support, job search and professional skills. Students are evaluated for employment opportunities based on both hard skills related to their potential profession and soft skills such as communication, interpersonal skills, work ethic, and leadership. The purpose of this program is placement in unsupported competitive employment. Goals include:
  • Learn valuable customer service skills (NO collections/telemarketing), Windows 7, Microsoft Office, computer security and more.
  • Develop soft skills for workplace success: critical thinking, problem solving, communication, attitude, teamwork and ethics.
  • Gain job hunting skills, develop a resume, polish interviewing and public speaking skills.
  • Discuss employment goals and opportunities, and meet with our corporate partners for possible recruitment.
1323 Forbes Avenue
Suite 232
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Eligibility: An individual with a diagnosed disability. Someone who is ready to go to work with realistic employment goals. A person who can absorb and assimilate information at the community college level. An individual that is motivated and focused. Someone who can function in daily life and make independent decisions. An individual with appropriate behavior skills for the classroom and work.
Phone/FAX Numbers
  • (412) 246-4434 Main
  • (412) 246-4435 Fax
Intake Procedure: Call or walk in.
Service Contact: Bonnie Rubin, Executive Director, 412-246-4434 Ext. 201, brubin@voapa.org
Services:
  • Comprehensive Disability Related Employment Programs * People With Disabilities/Health Conditions
  • Computer and Related Technology Classes * People With Disabilities/Health Conditions
  • Disability Related Center Based Employment * People With Disabilities/Health Conditions
  • Job Interview Training * People With Disabilities/Health Conditions
  • Job Search Techniques * People With Disabilities/Health Conditions
  • Job Search/Placement * People With Disabilities/Health Conditions
  • Job Training Formats * People With Disabilities/Health Conditions
  • Prevocational Training * People With Disabilities/Health Conditions
  • Resume Preparation Assistance * People With Disabilities/Health Conditions
  • Special Education Classes/Centers
  • Supported Employment * People With Disabilities/Health Conditions
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Pittsburgh Disability Employment Project for Freedom
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