Treasurer Frerichs’s Visit to Gateway to Learning

Training for employment is front and center.

Treasurer Frerichs visited Chicago’s Gateway to Learning (GTL) recently to observe participants with intellectual and developmental disabilities as they build job skills in food preparation, baking, and serving customers in GTL’s commercial kitchen and Dorothy’s Can-Do Bakery & Cafe. While there he heard first-hand from the program’s participants about their work and the impact of GTL’s programs.

Illinois State Treasurer Honors National Disability Employment Awareness Month

Vocational training is what it’s all about.

To celebrate National Disability Employment Awareness Month, Illinois State Treasurer Michael Frerichs visited several disability service organizations in October, including Hope Vocational Academy and Sparc, both in the Springfield, IL area.  While there learned about their respective vocational training programs and the organizations’ support services for people with disabilities. The Treasurer spoke about the value of working and the advantages of being able to save money and protect federal benefits with an IL ABLE Account.

For Planet Access Company…

…Competitive Employment of People with Disabilities Is in the Mission

This month, Illinois ABLE celebrates National Disability Employment Awareness Month. And there is no better way to celebrate than with  Illinois State Treasurer Michael Frerichs’ visit to Planet Access Company (PAC) in Des Plaines, Illinois, where he saw first-hand how competitive employment of people with disabilities can empower employees and benefit the bottom line.