The Des Moines Register Top Workplaces 2015
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- HQ location:
- Newton, IA
Founded in 1979, Progress Industries (P.I.) is a nonprofit organization that assists people of all ages with physical and intellectual disabilities to live and work as independently as possible within their communities. This is accomplished through training and support in residential, vocational and day habilitation programs. Residential services are provided in community-based settings in Polk and Jasper Counties. P.I.’s vocational services include pre-vocational training and supported employment programs. Day Habilitation services offer therapeutic and instructional activities to develop maintain or increase skill development in life functioning areas.
Progress Industries has 247 employees who provide services to nearly 300 people on an annual basis.
“I believe in the mission and vision of Progress Industries and am grateful to be a part of the team.”
“I enjoy working with the persons served and feel like I make a difference in their lives. ”
“I have flexibility. I feel good about the work I do, I feel I am helping to make people's lives better. I like the people that I work with.”