Picture taken by Donald in CRC's photography class

Photo taken by Donald in CRC’s photo class

Trust in your training and make it happen!

For close to 50 years, CRC has offered individualized vocational training services, job placements and ongoing job coaching support to people with a broad range of disabilities in the Merrimack Valley. CRC partners with local organizations and businesses to provide training and employment opportunities to  help people achieve their career goals.

Training services include:

Training and Assessment

  • Social/interpersonal/customer service skills
  • Life skills (hygiene, stress management, dressing for success)
  • On-the-job safety
  • Travel training
  • Money management
  • Technical skills
  • Job retention skills
  • Volunteer opportunities as a pathway towards employment
  • Paid assessment opportunities with local businesses
  • Referrals for specialized training, certification and education

Job Placement

  • Resume and cover letter development
  • Interview skills and mock interviews
  • Navigating job search and application process
  • Job retention supports
  • On-the-job coaching and training as needed

Alternative Methods to Exploring Vocational Skills

  • Arts & Skills Class- participants learn vocational skills such as teamwork, giving & receiving feedback, and how to speak about themselves through art projects culminating in an art gallery open to the public
  • doug-markPhotography Class- participants visit various landmarks, beaches, museums, and cities to photograph natural and man made works of art. At the end, the pictures are put into a calendar and sold. All proceeds benefit continuing vocational art classes. Participants also chose photographs to be displayed in an art gallery that is open to the public
  • YMCA- The Vocational Team has a membership at the YMCA of Haverhill. We are happy to join clients 1:1 or in small groups at the Y to participate in meditation & yoga classes, games of basketball, or any physical activity they are wishing to participate in. Physical activity individually and in groups positively influences confidence and team working skills
  • Reverse Career Fairs- You get to be the one to stand behind the table! The Vocational Team prepares participants to present their traditional and visual resume to employers. Employers walk from table to table to meet perspective candidates, ask them questions, even offer to host a sit down interview. Participants have the opportunity to practice networking, discussing their skills and responsibilities in current positions, and interviewing on the spot ericas-web-pictures-004





Vocational Team Programs

  • DDS Employment Program
  • MRC Employment Program
  • Veteran Employment Program
  • Youth Internship Program