Small Businesses: Creating Opportunities for Workers with Disabilities
Steve Korte, Cathy Healy
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.