Gaston Regional Chamber of Commerce

​Lincoln/Lincolnton Chamber of Commerce​

Gaston Skills, Inc.

Corporate Office

Hours:  M-F 7:45am - 4:15pm
​1301 Bessemer City Road
Gastonia, NC 28052

Toll Free:  1-888-241-3115
P:  704-869-0300
F:  704-869-9594
E:  patrivers@gastonskills.org



Salem Industries

Hours:  M-F 8am - 4pm
1636 Salem Church Road
Lincolnton, NC 28092

P:  704-732-1516
F:  704-732-0982
​E:  
patrivers@gastonskills.org

Serving Cleveland, Gaston and Lincoln Counties since 1964

Adult Developmental Vocational Program (ADVP)

An Adult Developmental Vocational Program (ADVP) is a day service which provides organized activities for individuals with mental retardation or other developmental disabilities, or to individuals with physical disabilities, to prepare the individual to live and work as independently as possible.  The activities and services of ADVP are designed to adhere to the principles of normalization and community integration.

This program of services provides a closely supervised opportunity for individuals with lower functioning abilities to develop socialization and vocational skills.  Many of the individuals enrolled in this program are able to progress into competitive employment.