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SGVTC - Covina - PROGRAM OVERVIEW


SGVTC - Covina is located at 536 N. Vincent Avenue in Covina. Founded in 1965, SGVTC - Covina offers developmentally and physically challenged adults, ages 18 and over on-site social and vocational training in a work oriented environment. Program participation is available Monday through Friday, 8am to 3pm. The client to staff ration is 1 to 28. Also offered is a smaller, Special Training Needs Group with a ratio of 1 to 16 for qualifying clients. Services are also available to eligible high school students, ages 16 to 22, through SGVTC - Covina's Student Program, in cooperation with local high school districts as part of the school curriculum.

SGVTC - Covina is committed to providing a safe and enriching environment in which clients learn basic work skills, appreciation and responsibility both socially and vocationally. Training is offered in small packaging and assembly for a variety of job products. Our work is provided by local businesses. Well trained supervisors provide daily work instruction and input towards client goals on a daily basis and are considered part of the client planning team.

Services include Person Centered Planning with reviews annually and semi-annually, creating goals specific to client needs, abilities and personal choice. Classes are available, free of charge to clients, in self-advocacy and client rights and responsibilities. An election is held each November to elect client members who will serve for one year. All clients and staff participate in voting. The council meets monthly with the Director and counseling staff to discuss workplace issues. The council is also responsible for SGVTC - Covina's recycling program and the annual Food Drive along with on-site social events that include holiday festivities. Some of the SGVTC - Covina Client Council members also serve on the quarterly Safety Inspection Team. Once each month a Worker of the Month meeting is held during which awards are presented to clients by the Director for notable workplace achievements. All clients and staff participate as this is also a forum for Q & A for anything related to the SGVTC - Covina experience.

SGVTC - Covina takes pride in our commitment to provide an atmosphere of mutual respect and dignity within a safe learning and working environment. Our goal is to have each client achieve his or her maximum adult work potential and to be a visible part of our community.

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536 N. Vincent Ave
Covina, Ca. 91722
(p) 626-966-4438
(f) 626-332-4308

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