Pittsburgh Disability Employment
Providing Competitive Job Opportunities to Workers with Disabilities
To provide technology skills training and assist in gaining competitive employment opportunities for qualified individuals with disabilities.
To break down attitudinal barriers that often impede individuals with disabilities from obtaining competitive employment.
Deliver a highly effective training solution focused on meeting the business and technology needs of the regional business community
Tailor curriculum to align with the human resource needs of the business community
Apply a customized educational curriculum model to effectively address the professional development requirements and provide accommodations for the program participants
Establish a network of employers, government agencies and other non-profit organizations
Provide direction to the regional community, regarding interviewing and hiring talented people with disabilities.
Who Are We?
Project for Freedom is a non-profit business-driven education-to-work organization that began in 1998 with a commitment from three private business founders Highmark Inc. Bayer Corporation, and Bender Consulting Services, Inc. It works closely with education institutions and state agencies, such as the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation.
What Do We Do?
By establishing a public-private partnership of employers, government agencies and other non-profit organizations, Project for Freedom trains people with disabilities and provides a talented pool of professionals to fill positions within the regional business community.
How Do We Do It?
Since its founding year, Project for Freedom has trained more than 200 people with disabilities for jobs in help desk technology-customer support service certification. In addition, work ethics and professional business practices are emphasized in this program.
For more information, contact:
Coleen Vuono M.S., Executive Director Pittsburgh Disability Employment
Project for Freedom Life’sWork Building, 1323 Forbes Avenue, Suite 232, Pittsburgh, PA 15219-4700