In recognition of this nationally declared month, the Tennessee Rehabilitation Center at Cleveland held an open house awareness event Wednesday.
The Tennessee Rehabilitation Center is a center that works with people with disabilities which interfere with their ability to work.
“We help anyone with a disability, whether they were born with the disability or if they became disabled later in life through work or personal incident,” said Delwyn Smith, manager of the Tennessee Rehabilitation Center at Cleveland.
At the center, disabled individuals who are still able to work learn how to return to the workforce, or enter for the first time. The center trains clients on completing resumes and building key interview skills.
“We also have a job placement program,” said Smith.
The center, which averages 15 to 20 clients each month, sets a yearly goal to place 20 to 22 people back into the workforce.
The facility also has a job training program where clients assemble various products for Eaton Electrical, Whirlpool and Peyton’s Southeastern.
“The center puts a lot of people to work that wouldn’t otherwise be working,” said Howard Thompson, advisory board for the TRC at Cleveland.
The facility is funded through local and federal grants.
For more information about the facility, call 478-0332.