The project consisted of three stages (or fewer) for each participant. Stage 1 was preparatory supported education, which lasted up to three months and consisted of graded and customized training in generic skills, such as cognitive remediation, basic computer skills, and social skills training. This training was provided individually and in groups of no more than eight participants for five days a week, six hours each day, by a multidisciplinary team. In addition, vocational assessment and experiential exposure to the various courses offered at the center were conducted for each participant in order to confirm or revise course selection. Supportive group and individual counseling and liaison were offered weekly, and each participant met the supported employment worker.