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Projects Drive Group

Tammie at work in Projects Drive Group

Projects Drive Group (PDG) provides support to individuals who are interested in building their skills for community employment. PDG can help individuals determine what type of work they might like to do through participation in vocational training, classes, tours of community businesses, and mentoring programs.

The goal of PDG is to provide choice and opportunity to support individuals in creating their own meaningful day. Days can include working at a job, volunteering, going to school, learning new things, and enjoying hobbies.

Employment options: Career development is available through classes, employment readiness programs, and job exploration activities. Paid work opportunities are available at PDG based on contracts from local businesses. Associates learn skills such as packaging, kitting, light assembly, inspection, sorting, labeling, and more. Work training opportunities are available in the community through our Employment Readiness Academies. The ERA provides an internship-type environment with an on-site staff member who trains and coaches the individual to meet the expectation of the employer. Additional work opportunities are also available in enclaves, where four to eight individuals work together at an area business. Many individuals work at jobs in the community and attend PDG on their days off.

Creative outlets: PDG provides an opportunity for those with an interest in creative arts to develop their own business by creating and selling their art or craft goods. Others enjoy developing their art, music, and exercise skills by attending classes.

Classes to develop your skills: Classes are offered at PDG to provide a way to learn new skills. Classes include such things as karate, zumba, ballroom dance, ancestry research, reading, money management, nutrition, and more. New classes are developed based on requests from the people we support.

Community involvement: Individuals at PDG frequently attend community events such as Tin Caps games, touring local businesses, or enjoying local festivals. Giving back to the community through service also has been important, and our volunteer efforts have benefited organizations such as Summit Equestrian Center, Community Harvest Food Bank, Junior Achievement, the Franciscan Center, Homebound Meals, Allen County SPCA, and many local day care and nursing facilities.

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Quick Facts About PDG

Hours: Projects Drive Group is open 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, except major holidays.

Participant-to-staff ratios: Ratios are usually 10-to-1 or 4-to-1.

Transportation: Individuals are responsible for their own transportation, however we can provide information on local transportation services and help make arrangements.

Meals: Meals are not offered at PDG, however microwaves are readily available.

Medical Care: All staff members are trained in basic first aid, CPR, and medication administration, as well as on each individual’s specific information. Nurses are accessible in emergency situations.

For more information about Projects Drive Group, please contact Aimee Green, our agency intake and transition specialist, at agreen@esarc.org or 260.456.4534 ext. 276.

Business Solutions

Projects Drive Group has helped local businesses thrive for almost 40 years by providing high quality, low cost, and on time delivery of products.

We have a proven track record of performance and can provide the flexibility and skills your company needs to help meet fluctuations in demand. Our services include:

Our key corporate customers include:

For more information or to get a quote on your project, please contact Jim Woltman at  jwoltman@esarc.org or 260.456.4534 ext. 306.


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