People with disabilities can accomplish amazing things—and careers are no exception. That is why BCI has established a first-of-its-kind vocational training facility specifically for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
We officially opened the Skills Center in January 2019 with two vocations and plan to strategically increase programs and participants every six months. Our goal is to have at least 10 vocations and training to over 100 students by 2021.
The Skills Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit entity. This is tuition-based training. However, we anticipate that through scholarships and supplemental state agencies, the cost will be of little to no expense to the individual.
BCI's Skills Center is based upon a unique model. By partnering with local companies who agree that people with disabilities can contribute meaningfully to productive business organizations, we are leading the charge in the "inclusion revolution" as well as helping local businesses bridge their employment gap.
As we advance vocational training to a higher level, we seek the support of those like-minded businesses to provide the greatest opportunities for people of all abilities.
We will transform anyone's desire to work into something meaningful and fulfilling.
To assure confidence in learning environment, employment, and properly navigating needs.
For individualized learning and real training.
Students can observe and learn as they explore a number of different career paths.
To strengthen relationships and develop training for both employee and employer.
To provide an ongoing source of dedicated, well trained workers.