In 2017, only 18.7 percent of people with a disability were employed, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
To raise awareness of job seekers with disabilities, their needs, and how they can be productive members of the workforce, Palm Beach State College will host several events across the various campuses this month in conjunction with National Disability Employment Awareness Month.
The events are sponsored by the College’s Disability Support Services and include a dinner, … Continue reading PBSC events dedicated to disability awareness
Despite suddenly losing her eyesight six years ago, Tekesha Saffold stayed focused on completing her college education, and now she also wants to help others.
The Riviera Beach woman and 2000 Suncoast High School graduate was working two jobs, caring for her daughter, and finally set to attend a local private university in fall 2008 when her vision became sporadically blurry. “There was no warning,’’ she said. “I thought I needed to wear my glasses more.”
But after visiting multiple doctors, … Continue reading Woman loses eyesight but not her focus on completing education