Employment Partners

We are proud to partner with a handful of amazing local businesses

Our employment partners bring career opportunities to Academy members.

The Academy partners with local businesses to fill entry-level positions with qualified, trained personnel. Thanks to Academy services, our members are prepared for the workplace and provided with ongoing support to ensure their success. The Academy offers two distinct types of employment partnerships: Transitional Employment and Supported Employment.

Partnering for Success: An Interview with Mike Quillen

Mike Quillen joins Academy member Candy El-Azzaoui for a discussion of our employment partnership with Geckos Hospitality Group. (5 mins)

Transitional Employment

Transitional Employment is a great opportunity for businesses to fill entry-level positions. Here are some reasons why we call it a win-win relationship:

  • Reduced training costs. Our placement managers learn the job in advance and then serve as trainers for our members.
  • Quality performance. Academy members are held to the same high expectations as other employees. Our placement managers provide on-the-job support until members master job duties.
  • Guaranteed job coverage. Academy placement managers provide job coverage when a member cannot work his/her shift, at no cost to the employer. (Our placement managers are covered by the Academy’s workers’ compensation policy.)
  • No employee benefits costs. Employment positions are part-time jobs that are paid on an hourly basis with no benefits required. Full-time positions can be divided into 2 or 3 part-time jobs.

Job Development: A real life scenario

This video offers an inside look into the strategies of developing a Transitional Employment position with a business partner in Sarasota, Florida. (31 minutes)

Supported Employment

Our Supported Employment program offers area businesses long-term employment options for Academy members, including both part-time and full-time. Academy members who enter our Supported Employment program are well-equipped for the workplace and have typically completed a prior Transitional Employment placement. Businesses are provided with ongoing, customized supports to ensure the on-the-job success of our Academy members.

Interested in becoming an employment partner?

We would love to talk! Please contact us to get started.

Mike Quillen

Geckos Hospitality Group is pleased to partner with Academy at Glengary for employment opportunities. We fully support your efforts to provide adults living with mental illness the opportunity to lead productive lives and reenter the workforce. In our partnership with you, we are committed to enhancing economic viability and quality of life in our area. We are grateful to have the opportunity to be part of the solution in mental health.

- Mike Quillen, Co-Owner, Geckos Hospitality Group

We are proud to partner with these amazing local businesses:

Sunset Automotive
Gettel Automotive
Doctors Hospital
Pines of Sarasota
Geckos Hospitality Group
Sarasota Memorial Hospital (SMH)

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