Employment Training Programs

Employment Training Programs

Peckham offers employment training programs that focus on helping people with disabilities and other barriers to employment secure the skills needed in today’s competitive job market.

Programs Include

  • Immediate Employment Assistance Resource (I-EARN)
  • Transitional Employment Services
  • Vocational Training Services

IEARN Eaton County Homeless Employment Services

The Immediate Employment Assistance Resource Network (I-EARN) program serves  individuals in Eaton County who are homeless and unemployed and who wish to develop vocational skills necessary to achieve and maintain employment. Participants receive immediate employment income, daily life and work skills classes, and job-seeking supports needed to reduce employment barriers and increase employability skills. The IEARN program is an Eaton County collaborative HUD grant received by Housing Services Mid Michigan, SIREN Eaton Shelter and Peckham.

I-EARN Referral Sources

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Supported Work Experience

The Supported Work Experience (SWE) program serves individuals with developmental disabilities and traumatic brain injuries who require specific vocational training and skill building to maximize vocational and personal growth. SWE is offered in both our Lansing and Charlotte locations. Participants of this program are referred by Community Mental Health of Clinton, Eaton, and Ingham counties or by private insurance.

SWE Primary Focus Areas:

  • Develop positive and transferable work skills
  • Identify potential employment barriers and appropriate accommodations for workplace success
  • Preparation for obtaining and maintaining community employment

For more information email info@peckham.org.

This is an accredited program, for more information visit the CARF website.

Transitional Employment Services

Both Transitional Employment and Vocational Training Services provide a supportive work environment to individuals with a disability or other barriers to employment who may eventually obtain other competitive employment.


We evaluate individuals to see what they are capable of doing physically, mentally, emotionally, and intellectually.


We train individuals on how to perform tasks and jobs that can earn them a stable wage.

Help Place

We place individuals in a job from one of Peckham’s business lines or in other community employment.

Participants receive skills training in one of our affirmative businesses, Manufacturing, Contact Center Solutions, Supply Chain Solutions, Farm or Environmental Services.

For more information email info@peckham.org

This program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, for more information visit the CARF website.

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Peckham is proud to participate in AbilityOne programs. AbilityOne is the largest source of jobs for people who are blind or have other severe disabilities in the United States. AbilityOne uses the purchasing power of the federal government to buy products and services from participating, community-based nonprofit agencies dedicated to training and employing individuals with disabilities.

This program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, for more information visit the CARF website.