Closure Message

Employment Horizons (10 Ridgedale) will be CLOSED on January 21st for Martin Luther King Jr. day, and will reopen on Tuesday January 22nd.

Training Programs

The goal of the Education Initiatives Department is to create new and exciting training opportunities for people with disabilities and other barriers to employment, providing access to different community job placements. Currently, this program includes Culinary Arts training and Certified Home Health Aide training. We will create new training programs in the future, providing more avenues for career success for individuals seeking employment.

Culinary Arts Training Program

The Culinary Arts Training Program provides training for people with disabilities and other barriers to employment to work in the food service industry. This training is available to participants in our agency- based program. Our Supported Employment staff provides an opportunity for job search assistance after program completion for those that qualify. Participants are able to learn about kitchen equipment, sanitation, safety, food preparation and storage, and customer service in Café Horizons, our in-house cafeteria.

Culinary Arts Training Program
Certified Home Health Aide Training Program

Certified Home Health Aide Training Program

Coming soon! The Certified Home Health Aide Training Program (in partnership with Assisting Hands and made possible by a grant from The Provident Bank Foundation) seeks to train participants for careers in the high demand healthcare field. Our program is unique in that we go beyond the state mandated 76 hour training to also provide First Aid/CPR certifications, basic culinary knowledge, and our highly regarded job skills counseling. More information will be available in the coming months.

Training Programs Success Story

How do I get started?

Our students are referred from the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services (DVRS). Contact your local DVR office to register and request a referral to Employment Horizons for services. Once you are referred to Employment Horizons, one of our experienced staff will contact you to set up a meeting and begin the registration process.


Contact Your Local DVR Office


Request a Referral

Request a referral to Employment Horizons for services


Contact Samantha Oras, Manager of Education Initiatives at 973.538.8822 x249 or