Message from the CEO
Organizations, like organisms, must adapt to survive... and as organizations evolve, so too should their mission statements.
Throughout our existence, beginning with our establishment in 1983, the mission statement of Employment Solutions has been revised to better reflect our expanding role in the community.
At our inception, Employment Solutions (then known as Metro Industries) was exclusively focused on employing people with intellectual disabilities in a sheltered workshop setting.
Over the past 32 years, Employment Solutions has broadened our activities and now assists a much wider range of people with disadvantages through a variety of job placement and educational services.
Various new divisions were launched over the past three decades including Employment Solutions Personnel, a temporary staffing agency; Bluegrass Career Service, a job placement service; and the College for Technical Education, an accredited career college. Throughout a considerable portion of Employment Solutions’ existence, these activities were exclusively focused on employment -- either preparing people for work, obtaining jobs for people or directly employing people.
Within the past few years, in order to help people with other nonemployment related needs, Employment Solutions began to offer a range of personal enrichment services for people with intellectual disabilities through Expressive & Wellness Programs and Sunnyside, a variety of therapeutic supports, and most recently residential services through LifeWorks.
As a consequence of these several new varieties of service offerings, the Board of Directors revised the corporate mission statement to “an organization that promotes personal and economic independence.” This revised mission statement better describes the extent and purpose of Employment Solutions now and well into the future.