Career Connections

257 North Main Street, Herkimer, NY
(315) 574-7883
Hours: 8 am - 4 pm

Career Connections, a division of Arc Herkimer, assists individuals with disabilities, ages 16 and older, in obtaining meaningful employment, based on each person’s interests, skills, and needs. Services are provided in a variety of settings. All activities and opportunities support people in achieving their vocational dreams and establishing their place in the community. Career Connections programs include school to work programs, job-readiness programs, internships, career exploration, and training programs. Once placed, individuals will work with a Job Coach to ensure that they adjust, learn the new jobs, and get to know their supervisors and co-workers. Staff will also assist with finding job opportunities, filling out applications, and practicing interviews. Transportation services may be available for Career Connections Programs. 

Access VR

Serves individuals with a documented disability and can offer career counseling, vocational training, job placement and retention, work readiness training, application process help, and more.

Education Support Services

Assists individuals who want to start or return to school or other formal training with the goal of obtaining employment. 

Pre-Vocational Services

Prepares individuals for paid or unpaid employment through learning and work experience.

Supported Employment

Offers individuals assistance to obtain and maintain competitive employment.


Supportive training and education that assists individuals with learning work skills in community settings such as Herkimer College and Herkimer Industries. 

Project SEARCH

Unpaid internship program at Herkimer College that focuses solely on employment for young adults with disabilities and includes both classroom instruction and hands-on internships. 

Employment Training Program

Paid internship opportunity for OPWDD qualified individuals to acquire and maintain competitive employment. 

NYESS Ticket to Work

Assists individuals receiving SSI or SSDI in finding and keeping jobs. 

Computer Lab

Individuals learn computer skills specified to their interests through individual assistance and group instruction. 

Office of Mental Health Service Contracts

Mental health can play a large role in employment. Ask us today about services we can provide for those with anxiety and other potentially debilitating conditions. 

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