Community Employment

Columbus is recognized as an entrepreneurial business leader in our community that matches qualified individuals with meaningful work opportunities. Our success lies in our ability to recognize the potential that each individual brings to the workplace and, in turn, we work with local businesses to find ways to maximize that potential.

Our Community Employment department has three divisions: 

Supported Employment Program – Creating employment opportunities for people with disabilities. For more information about our transition services and programs, please contact Warren at wsellers@columbusserves.org

NextWork Autism Program Transition services for young adults with autism. For more information about our transition services and programs, please contact Amy at awadsworth@columbusserves.org

Columbus Connects Program Pre-Employment transition services for youth in Utah with disabilities. For more information about our transition services and programs, please contact Debbie at ddowns@columbusserves.org

 

Anna Marie is a huge asset to the store. In 2010, this store had the highest coffee sales in the state. And when we started looking into it, we contributed it to having Anna Marie here in the mornings helping with the coffee."

Ann Gallaway, 7-Eleven

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Referring Agencies
For Referring Agencies

If you have an individual that you would like to refer to Columbus for assessment, training, and job placement, contact the following person to discuss the enrollment arrangements and intake:

Safia Keller

Chief Employment Development Officer

Individuals Seeking Employment
For Individuals Seeking Employment Opportunities

Tell your Case Manager that you are interested in the Columbus Supported Employment Program.

To enter a Columbus program, you need to have funding from:

  • Vocational Rehabilitation Services (USOR)
  • Division of Services for People with Disabilities (DSPD)
  • Department of Workforce Services (DWS)
  • One of the school districts
  • Private pay

For more information contact:

Safia Keller

Chief Employment Development Officer

Local Businesses
For Local Businesses Looking for Qualified Employees
  • We provide a unique free employment service to local businesses
  • We work with you to determine your staffing needs and find individuals to meet those needs
  • We provide on-the-job training resources and job coaching after hire

For more information contact:

Safia Keller

Chief Employment Development Officer