OGDENSBURG - Recently, United Helpers’ Vice President of Operations for Mosaic, Michele Montroy, met with the Ogdensburg Walmart Store Manager, Steven Simpson, to thank Walmart for the grant that UH was chosen to receive as part of the Ogdensburg store’s 2018 community grants program.
The United Helpers initiative that the Walmart grant supports is United Helpers’ apprenticeship program, which provides Direct Support Professionals (DSPs), with paid classroom and on-the-job training as well as professional growth opportunities within United Helpers’ Mosaic division. Mosaic serves clients and residents with developmental and intellectual disabilities, and traumatic brain injuries.
The apprenticeship program at United Helpers began in 2018 and is certified by the Department of Labor. Recently, a Department of Labor representative visited and spoke individually with each student in the United Helpers program, noting that it is the only program of its type in the region that he oversees. The Department of Labor is impressed that such a new program is running so well already.