BCI Receives Workforce Development Award

Nonprofit recognized by Missouri manufacturer association for its location contribution

Online PR News – 01-November-2019 – St. Louis, MO – Boone Center, Inc. (BCI) recently received the Workforce Talent Development award from the Missouri Association of Manufacturers (MAM) at its fifth annual Made in Missouri Leadership event.

MAM developed the Made in Missouri Leadership Awards to honor manufacturing companies and individual leaders who are shaping the future of manufacturing in Missouri. The Workforce Talent Development award recognizes companies who have created a culture of engagement and implemented programs to create a pipeline of next-generation leaders.

BCI was honored for both its Community Employment program and BCI Skills Center. Community Employment offers on-site employment at local companies that work with the nonprofit. The Skills Center—a first-of-its-kind vocational training facility for people with disabilities—partners directly with businesses to expand their workforce. The center provides integrated employment opportunities that advance inclusion and diversity

"It was a true honor to be among some of the most innovative manufacturers in our state," said Jaclyn Norono-Rodriguez, BCI Director of Sales. "The award is great encouragement as we continue our mission of creating a continuum of employment and skill-development opportunities for people with disabilities"

BCI was also one of 15 Missouri companies to receive MAM's Founder's Award, which recognizes member companies who preserve, promote and advance manufacturing while celebrating milestone anniversaries. BCI is currently celebrating its 60th year in business.

Founded in 1959, Boone Center, Inc. (BCI) enriches the lives of adults with disabilities by providing a wide selection of employment opportunities. The nonprofit's Employment Continuum Model focuses on full-time work combined with ongoing support for those with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Located at 200 Trade Center Dr. W in St. Peters, Mo., BCI currently employs more than 300 adults at its production facilities through its competitive employment programs. For more information, call (636) 978-4300 or visit http://www.boonecenter.com.