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Vocational Training Center and Supported Employment Program

The UPMC Vocational Training Center is a community-based vocational training facility serving adults with intellectual disabilities. The program is available to people who would benefit from a structured, therapeutic setting. In many cases, individuals who participate may have a secondary mental health diagnosis.

The Vocational Training Center provides quality instruction and meaningful work. Real jobs are completed under the supervision of trained staff. Job readiness skills and behaviors are assessed, and workers receive a paycheck for work performed. By providing real work for pay, workers also gain a sense of self-esteem from their productive activity.

Supported Employment Program

The Supported Employment Program provides job coaching and help in securing and keeping competitive employment for adults who have developmental disabilities, including people who may be on the autism spectrum. The program provides an individualized assessment and staff assist in finding jobs that match the person’s interests and abilities.

The program also includes job assessment and training for transitional-age, high school students preparing to leave the school system.

Mailing Services for Business

The Vocational Training Center has a fully staffed and equipped mailing house to handle mailing needs for large and small businesses. The center handles all sizes of jobs — big and small, complicated and simple. Experienced and trained staff carefully supervise all projects to make sure each job is completed to the customer’s satisfaction.

Mailing services:

  • Bulk mail processing
  • Mail preparation including folding, collating, stuffing, and labeling
  • Printing labels and bar coding addresses
  • Coding Accuracy Support System (CASS) certification to improve delivery accuracy
  • Package assembly
  • Hand assembly
  • Profit and nonprofit postage permit number

Our facility also can manage many special non-mailing projects.​

Contact Us

The UPMC Vocational Training Center is located at:

1015 Bingham St.
Pittsburgh, PA. 15203

Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., year round, Monday through Friday. Please call us at 412‑235‑5465

If you are a business owner and would like more information about our mailing services, or if you would like to hire a supported employment client, please contact us at the number above.

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