September 27, 2016 | Press
TRI Business & Career Training Center (TRI) is proud to announce that they have received the Member Agency of the Year award from the New York State Industries for the Disabled, Inc. (NYSID). As October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month, TRI will be holding a celebration to honor the special men and women who made this award possible on Friday, October 14, at 3:00 p.m. at their headquarters at 123 Frost Street in Westbury, NY.
TRI Business & Career Training Center
123 Frost Street, Suite B
Westbury, NY 11590
Friday, October 14, 2016
***Great visuals as representatives from NYSID, local elected officials, and the individuals who are working as part of this contract with NYSID will be at the celebration***
TRI began its first major NYSID contract August 2014, partnering with American Maintenance to provide janitorial services at Nassau Community College. Over the past two years, this relationship has expanded to include cleaning sites at SUNY Stony Brook, SUNY Old Westbury and Pilgrim Psychiatric Center. More than 180 individuals are employed under these contracts, enabling TRI to support an efficient and economical procurement alternative, providing training and employment opportunities to a diverse workforce of people with disabilities while supplying American Maintenance with individuals that are capable of performing the quality service their company strives for. Together, we have created real, meaningful employment opportunities at fair, living wages for workers with disabilities.
Founded in 1965 TRI was one of the first organizations to recognize the importance of providing work training opportunities for differently-abled individuals. TRI has gone on to place over 11,000 individuals into competitive employment. TRI’s motto of “We believe in the power of work” underscores TRI’s commitment to help empower disabled and disenfranchised individuals into finding their place in the competitive job market.
About TRI Business & Career Training Center
For 50 years, TRI has assisted individuals with disabilities in reaching their highest level of independence through the provision of vocational and educational services. These services are designed to assist an individual in identifying personal and professional goals and include vocational assessment, counseling, training, remediation, day habilitation , production, and support services (i.e. socialization skills training, remediation, etc.). Working directly within the community, our placement department develops internships and jobs, provides job coaching, and follows along services to assist an individual achieve positive vocational outcomes. For more information, please call 516-741-2010 or visit www.triworks.org.
TRI is a member of the Family of FREE Network, which collaborates with a variety of diverse 501(c)(3) nonprofit partners on educational, vocational, rehabilitative and a myriad of other creative initiatives to enhance the local communities and the lives of more than 25,000 people that reside within them. Each of the valued partners of the Family of FREE Network have a unique mission, vision and strategic goals that are aligned in purpose, and embody the spirit of the meaningful work we do every day.