BCI to Host Manufacturing Camp for High School Students with Disabilities

Boone Center, Inc. (BCI)—a nonprofit that improves the lives of adults with disabilities through employment opportunities—will offer a free four-week summer camp for high school freshmen and sophomores with disabilities interested in manufacturing. Made possible through a generous grant from Nuts, Bolts and Thingamajigs, the camp will run weekdays from June 12 to July 7 from 8:00 a.m. to noon.

“This is an opportunity to introduce young people with disabilities to an industry that is poised for growth and hungry for talent,” said BCI Chief Program Officer of Competitive Employment Matt Jannings. “We are excited to partner with local manufacturers to highlight the future of our workforce and the value that diverse talent can offer.”

Open to ten students, the camp will feature instructor-led learning and hands-on activities including the construction of a capstone project. Campers will also tour local manufacturing firms including True Manufacturing, Natoli Engineering, Permian Plastics, Newco, Toyota Motor Manufacturing, MO (TMMMO), Cambridge Air Solutions, National Cart, Watlow, and Beltservice Corporation.

For more information or to register, call 636-875-5264.

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