About Work Skills Corporation
Founded in 1973, Work Skills Corporation (WSC) is a Michigan private non-profit 501(c)3 corporation governed by a volunteer Board of Trustees. We are CARF accredited and ISO certified.
WSC, headquartered in Brighton, MI, has provided services focused on helping individuals identify, secure and retain employment for more than four decades. WSC exists to serve people with disabilities and other employment barriers by offering progressive educational and vocational development opportunities based on a person-centered approach. Corporately, WSC focuses on an individual’s abilities rather than his or her disabilities. This philosophy has carried WSC through 40+ years, and has contributed to its reputation as a successful and well-respected 501(c)(3) organization.
Like many nonprofit organizations, WSC began as a grass roots effort by a group of people with the desire to address an unmet need. In this case, it was a collection of parents concerned about the future of their children, all of whom had disabilities. Unfortunately there was very little vocational training available for students once they graduated high school and virtually no transition planning to assist with becoming productive members of society. WSC was created with the intent to establish services that would provide a training and employment track leading to competitive employment and address this critical socio-economic life changing period.
Employment and Training Services help people identify what type of jobs they would like to pursue and then support them with becoming work-ready. Placement services assist individuals in finding jobs.
Production Services performs work for the automotive industry as a Tier I and Tier II supplier as well as other businesses and industries. This area supports our employment and training services by providing a real work setting for assessment and training programs.
Action Associates is the staffing arm of WSC. Action provides temporary, contract and permanent placement of professional, skilled trades, administrative and industrial personnel to private business and government.
Action Home Health Care specializes in services to those and their loved ones who are faced with illness, recovery or diminished ability to care for themselves
Residential Services is designed to provide a new approach to residential rehabilitation for adults with brain injuries.
The WSC Artisan Corner provides people with disabilities the opportunity to express their artistic abilities by creating unique items in a multitude of media, and take pride in displaying and selling their work at our Studio West Gallery in downtown Brighton.