CareerSource Palm Beach County: Preparing Young Professionals with Disabilities for Florida’s Workforce

Jun 19, 2017


Every year, students from high schools across the state graduate and become the workforce of the future. Recent data from the Florida Department of Education show that more than 13 percent of Florida’s students have a disability. Now more than ever, it is important that we give these future professionals with disabilities the tools and resources they need to succeed.

One organization is doing just that. CareerSource of Palm Beach County is providing Vocational Rehabilitation (V.R.) Young Professional Training to students with disabilities in the Palm Beach County area. During a four-day work-readiness program, students with disabilities participate in mock interviews and receive job support services.

Participants are given a certificate of completion after they finish the program. Through the organization, students are connected with on-the-job training opportunities, scholarships, internships and referrals to community partners looking to hire young professionals with disabilities.

Businesses and organizations across the state, like CareerSource of Palm Beach County, are dedicated to strengthening our communities and economy by helping Floridians with untapped talent become more independent. By providing these opportunities to individuals with unique abilities, we are creating a successful future for all.

The Florida Unique Abilities Partner Program recognizes businesses that are committed to providing career and financial opportunities to individuals with unique abilities and to assisting organizations that support them. For more information on how to join the Florida Unique Abilities Partner Program, please click here.

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