Unique Camp Supports Shift in Disability Employment Practices

BCI campers with staff at Watlow

“It’s Friday, and we’re changing lives. So, it’s a good day.”

Such simple but powerful words from Matt Jannings, chief program officer of competitive employment at Boone Center, Inc. (BCI). Jannings’ remarks came at the completion of BCI’s Inclusion Manufacturing Camp for high school students with disabilities on July 7. 

Through its organizational, competitive and vocational training programs, BCI helps people with intellectual and developmental disabilities find jobs they love. Now, for the first time in the organization’s 64-year history, the nonprofit offered a free four-week summer camp for high school freshmen and sophomores who are interested in manufacturing. The camp was possible because of a grant from Nuts, Bolts and Thingamajigs (NBT), the foundation of the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, International (FMA).

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