Skills Inc. has joined the Community Employment ALLIANCE (CEA), formerly the Rehabilitation Enterprise of Washington.
The CEA is a new advocacy organization with a membership comprised of Employment Service Providers interested in promoting employment for persons with disabilities. This organization was founded to combat the disproportionally high unemployment rate among persons with disabilities; only 22% of persons with disabilities are employed compared with 71% of those without disabilities. The CEA’s main focus is to transform the workplace thereby eliminating the widespread misconceptions and stereotypes that stand in the way of employment opportunities for persons with disabilities. The CEA aims to accomplish their mission through two main initiatives: transforming the service delivery system and transforming service providers.
Skills Inc. looks forward to improving our employment practices while having a positive impact in our community.