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League Creates Internship For People With Disabilities
MERIDEN, Conn. (8/5/13)--The Credit Union League of Connecticut has partnered with The Arc Connecticut to create an internship program for people with disabilities.
 
Through the program, called Workability, Connecticut credit unions will be able to hire a high school intern living with disabilities for this fall. The internship is ten weeks long. The program is based on an existing program at Hartford (Conn.) Healthcare FCU, designed by CEO Carol Bayreuther.
 
"I can't imagine a more exciting, productive, and beneficial program for credit unions to continue their involvement in their community," said Barbara Bass, league vice president of education of human resource development. "Credit unions will be providing an opportunity for interns to use the skills they have learned, thrive in an active, professional environment, and assist in the credit union's day-to-day functions--a positive experience for all concerned."
 
The Arc Connecticut is an association initiative of The Arc, a national, proactive advocacy organization for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
 
Students have been trained to work in a business environment, and the Workability program will provide practical hands-on experience that will benefit both the intern and the credit union, the league said.
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