The future of programs often referred to as sheltered workshops was discussed by the members of the Quadco Administrative and Non-Profit Boards at their regular meeting on Tuesday.
Board members discussed a news story about a plan in New York to phase out sheltered workshops in that state in the next five years.
Reportedly, several other states on the east and west coast have taken similar actions. Ohio though, has not set a formal deadline at this point, but informal indicators give the impression they are on a similar timetable.
Locally, Quadco has reduced personnel expenses, has increased the amount of production work, and has been controlling expenses. Quadco has been cutting back on programs where there are small numbers of people and the center does not receive enough funding to cover the expenses of operating the programs.
The operation of the Subway restaurants has turned out to be one of those areas.
Quadco has contacted local Subway officials to let them know they will be offering the stores for sale.
The people involved in the training program there will transition into other programming to meet their needs.
The next meeting of the Quadco board is scheduled for September 23 in the conference room at the Stryker building.