Small Businesses: Creating Opportunities for Workers with Disabilities
Steve Korte, A & F Wood Products
Cathy Healy, PEATC
This webcast focuses on Learn about the Center for Workforce Preparation of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and how local chambers of commerce play a pivotal role as a workforce intermediary. In addition, it also shows the challenges small business owners face in maintaining their competitiveness and how a trusted source can be an invaluable partner in ensuring a quality workforce.
Cathy Healy manages the When Work Works initiative funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, a partnership with the Families and Work Institute and the Twiga Foundation is introducing employers in 24 communities to workplace flexibility and effective workplaces as a strategy for recruiting and retaining workers.
Steve Korte is co-owner of A & F Wood Products, a family-owned and operated business in rural Howell, Michigan, that provides employment opportunities to individuals with disabilities through accessibility support, training, and a workplace environment that is user-friendly.