JobSource Receives $5,000 from Fifth Third Bank

2013-05-10T15:51:00Z JobSource Receives $5,000 from Fifth Third BankContributed by Allison Thomas nwitimes.com
May 10, 2013 3:51 pm  • 

VALPARAISO | JobSource, the community employment division of Opportunity Enterprises, has received a $5,000 grant from Fifth Third Bank to purchase iPads for its staff.

“On behalf of everyone at Fifth Third Bank, we are grateful for all that JobSource does to impact the lives of the communities we serve,” said Craig Pratt, Market Executive, Fifth Third Bank Northwest Indiana. “We know how technology helps both efficiency and reach, and are happy to have supported the iPad purchase with this grant.”

This added technology will allow JobSource staff to become more efficient in completing documentation and paperwork, and therefore able to spend more time working directly with clients. It will also improve client training through mobile access to the Internet, and will create opportunities for group financial education and technology training

“We are so grateful to Fifth Third Bank for their generous grant,” says JobSource Program Director Kathie Savich. “The impact these iPads will have for our clients will be phenomenal, especially the technological adaptions specifically for the visually impaired and blind. Additionally, the advanced technology provided by the iPads will allow the staff of JobSource immediate access to information, allowing for increased quality in their one-on-one time with each client.”

JobSource has more than 20 years of experience placing and supporting qualified individuals with disabilities in community employment, and serves all of Northwest Indiana and Chicagoland through its offices in Porter, Lake, and LaPorte Counties. Services include pre-vocational training, placement screening, on-site job coaching, and an assistive technology program that features computer adaptations for clients with physical, visual, developmental and/or learning disabilities.

Utilizing innovative protocols to ensure success, JobSource has successfully placed individuals with disabilities in a wide range of careers from entry-level to professional positions, and is the preferred employment agency for more than 100 businesses throughout the region.

To find out more about the JobSource program, visit www.oppent.org or contact program director Kathie Savich kathie.savich@oppent.org or (219) 510-5330, ext. 213.

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