Vocational and Career Development

Passion truly drives personal and professional development, so Oswego Industries helps individuals identify the interests and strengths they can use in career exploration.

OI staff assess individuals and then identify the areas of work where they can advance with both improvement of skills and independence.

Pre-Vocational Services

Pre-vocational services provide opportunities for individuals with limited work-related skills to learn job functions and related social skills to enhance their ability to obtain employment.

Site-based pre-employment services are delivered within our facility. Person-centered goals are developed in a team environment with a pre-vocational counselor.

Community-Based pre-employment services provide an environment where people can be involved in meaningful activities that allow them to pursue personal goals, gain greater independence and make a contribution to their community.

Career Employment Services (CES)

Career Employment Services strives to empower people with disabilities to reach their full potential in the most integrated work and living setting possible.  We provide innovative staffing services which focus on long-term business relationships, not “one time” job placements.


Oswego Industries works with individuals to grow careers in a field that inspires them. But in addition to training, OI teaches important personal skills like appropriate workplace behavior and time management.

Career focuses include:

Pathway to Employment

Oswego Industries recognizes the incredible value of work satisfaction in personal growth. The Pathway to Employment program gives adults with disabilities the ability to obtain, maintain and advance long-term, competitive employment or self-employment.

We work to develop skills employers demand, improve job retention and achieve integration with:

  • Career planning
  • Social skills building
  • Soft skills enhancement
  • Job coaching
  • Stress and time management

For more information, please contact: (315) 598-3108.