Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the mission of Employment Solution?

    Employment Solutions is an organization that promotes personal and economic independence.

  • How Does Employment Solutions promote personal and economic independence?

    Employment Solutions assists individuals with disabilities, former offenders, those who are welfare dependent or have a lack of work skills, attain satisfying and productive lives through employment and through educational, therapeutic, recreational and residential services.

  • What is the history of Employment Solutions?

    Our organization was originally created by the Bluegrass ARC and was known as Metro Industrial Services. The mission of Metro Industrial Services was to provide sheltered workshop employment for people with intellectual disabilities. In 1982 this entity was spun off into an independent organization known as Metro Industries. Having greatly expanded that original mission, our corporate name was changed to Employment Solutions in 1998.

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  • How is Employment Solutions funded?

    Our $13 million annual budget is derived from a variety of sources including the sales of goods and services to the public, Department of Medicaid Services, Department of Vocational Rehabilitation and student tuition.

  • How is Employment Solutions Operated?

    As a non-profit organization Employment Solutions is non-owned and is governed by a Board of Directors. The Board membership represents a variety of community and business interests who are recruited for their particular backgrounds and expertise. The Board works strictly on an unpaid, volunteer basis. Any excess revenue generated by Employment Solutions is retained by the organization to further strengthen and promote our charitable mission.

  • Where are the operations of Employment Solutions located?

    1084 Whipple Court:
    QBox, Fresh Approach and Expressive & Wellness Programs

    1165 Centre Parkway:
    College for Technical Education, Bluegrass Career Services, Employment Solutions Personnel and ES Transit

    3600 Appian Way:

    90 Southport Drive:
    Life Works Therapies and Community Works

    2135 Bypass Road in Winchester:
    CTE School of Cosmetology

    800 Corporate Drive:
    Life Works Residential

  • How can I learn more about Employment Solution?

    For Fresh Approach, Expressive Programs, Lifeworks, Sunnyside or QBox, call our 1084 Whipple Court, Lexington, KY 40511 location at 1.859.253.2658 ext. 0. For BCS, CTE or ESP, call our 1165 Centre Parkway, Lexington, KY 40517 location at 1.859.272.4794. Or by reviewing our information  on our website here at