Dale Rogers Training Center provides a place of purpose and achievement for people with disabilities, and they are rewarded for it.
“Overall, DRTC services, trains and employs approximately 1,000 people each year,” said Executive Director Deborah Copeland.
They offer full-time and part-time employment in centers and communities.
“We’re really trying to give people a way to meet and move forward where they have life and employment goals,” Copeland said.
Much of the work is done in training centers, but about 85% of the opportunities are in the community, with minimal employer accommodation costs.
“The big misconception is that accommodations are difficult and costly. Including people with disabilities in the workforce actually requires a lot more, which is not true,” Copeland said. Told.
Making changes to accommodate disabled workers typically costs businesses an average of $500.00.
Training center employees create marketing materials, awards and recognition trophies and plaques, and perform contract work for businesses statewide.
Deryn has been working at the training center for about a year and a half.
“Work gives me a sense of pride and accomplishment and motivates me to do what I have to do,” said Delin.
And with a sense of accomplishment, you will also get paid!
“I would like to say that employment can make you the hero of your own life,” Copeland said.
There are many ways to support DRTC. For more information, please visit the DRTC website at www.drtc.org.