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BCI Skills Center Launches Young Professionals Group

BCI Skills Center Launches Young Professionals Group

(St. Louis, Mo., August 20, 2021) Young professionals in the greater St. Louis area who are interested in advancing inclusive hiring for people with disabilities have a new place to network and learn. The Young Professionals of the Skills Center (YPSC) is a new membership-based leadership development program where members will build vital connections as they positively affect the lives of people with disabilities. The program is sponsored by the BCI Skills Center. 

The YPSC's first meeting will be held on Thurs., Aug. 26 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Schlafly Bankside, 920 S Main St. in St. Charles.

“Members will learn unique talent retention strategies to share with their companies, as well as diversity, equity and inclusion best practices,” said BCI Director of Competitive Employment and YPSC leader Matt Jannings.

Annual membership dues are $150 for the year and may be covered by your employer. For more information, call (636) 875-5264.

About the Skills Center

Founded in 2019, the BCI Skills Center is a first-of-its-kind vocational training facility for people with disabilities and other barriers to employment. The Skills Center co-creates its custom programs in partnership with local, inclusive-minded businesses. Upon graduating, students join the partner businesses where they work alongside non-disabled individuals while earning the same opportunities, responsibilities, benefits, and pay. Headquartered at 2026 Trade Center Dr. in St. Peters, Mo., the BCI Skills Center currently offers programs in manufacturing, hospitality housekeeping, and information technology. For more information, call (636) 875-5251 or visit

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