Groundbreaking for New Training & Career Development Center

Carey Services officials recently announced a groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate the start of a $2 million renovation for the transformation from a “workshop” to a robust “Training & Career Development Center” for the community.

The groundbreaking ceremony will be Monday, October 10, 2022 at 1:30 pm at Carey Services in their Building C which is the building nearest the bypass across from Lowe’s. The public is welcome.

During the groundbreaking ceremony, the community will have an opportunity to learn more about Carey Services’ plan for the space being transformed. Carey Services is planning for the space to be renovated. Various community members, Board members, funding partners, individuals served, and Carey Services staff will have an opportunity to participate in a specific and unique ceremony to celebrate the construction project.

This groundbreaking ceremony comes after more than a year of planning with the Carey Services team and local firm, Halstead Architects after Carey Services received a grant from AWS Foundation to create more opportunities for community-based employment for people with disabilities in this region. Through a competitive bid process, the Carey Services Board of Directors recently chose a local contractor, JGBowers, Inc. to complete the project. This groundbreaking ceremony will be the official start of construction that is planned to be completed by mid-spring of 2023.

“There is so much awesomeness planned with this project for the people we serve and our greater community,” said Carey Services president/ceo, Jim Allbaugh. “With this new project, we are truly practicing what we preach to maximize the opportunities for people with disabilities to get jobs in the community. We cannot wait to see how this project transforms lives and this community.”