Employment Training

Pre-Vocational Services

CDS Monarch provides pre-vocational training and workforce development in order to assist individuals with job placement in the community.

Our Pre-Vocational Services helps participants to adapt to work routines, acquire appropriate work habits, adjust to workplace demands and understand job expectations. Unistel Industries, a CDS Life Transitions copmany, houses two state-of-the-art pre-vocational facilities which enable individuals to familiarize themselves with workplace operations. 

Staff of vocational counselors, production supervisors and a part-time registered nurse to help support individuals through their training.

For more additional information, please contact our Director of Vocational Services at (585) 341-4718.


Unistel Industries
650 Blossom Road 
Rochester, NY 14610

Unistel Industries
Wolf Life Transitions Center
860 Hard Road, Webster, NY 14580

Supported Employment Program (SEMP) 

CDS Monarch’s Supported Employment Program provides valuable, paid work experience for those who are ready. SEMP has two levels of support for individuals depending on their degree of disability.

Community Work Teams (Enclaves) offer ongoing support services in integrated settings for individuals with the most significant developmental disabilities. The program staffing consists of vocational counselors, job coaches, supported work instructors and a job developer. Typically, Community Work Teams are small groups consisting of 6-8 individuals working in a community business with a supported work instructor.

Individual Placements (IP) are geared toward individuals who are ready to work independently in the community. The program is structured as a 5-week summer internship, during which area high school students participate in a variety of paid work and vocational experiences to develop their skills. The program staffing consists of vocational counselors, job coaches and a job developer. 

Possible placements include sub-contract work (available at Unistel Industries), community volunteering, and vocational development achieved through a combination of learning experiences.

For information please contact our Director of Vocational Services at (585) 341-4718 or send us an email.