Space Coast Disability Council Tours Craig Technologies
By Space Coast Daily // April 3, 2015
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BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA — Craig Technologies welcomed the Project Search program from Cape Canaveral Hospital and the Space Coast Disability Council to tour the Aerospace and Defense Manufacturing Center as a career exploration field trip and networking opportunity.
Seven students, accompanied by teachers and Project Search program support staff from Health First, were guided through all production areas where they engaged with technical staff to learn more about the high tech work environment and career options.
Ten supporting members of the Space Coast Disability Council – to include representatives from the Florida State Division of Blind Services, Brevard Achievement Center, and AVET Project – joined the group to learn more about Project Search and the Craig Technologies workplace, and to network with other organizations and businesses that provide services to people with disabilities.
An estimated one in five people in Brevard County live with some form of disability.
Disability can be related to military service, or can even be as basic as vision or hearing impairment.
Craig Technologies provides support to the Space Coast Disability Council, and to organizations such as Project Search, as part of the company’s corporate community service initiative, CT Serves.
The tour included an up-close look at the anechoic chamber, avionics cable assembly process, ground support equipment fabrication, non-destructive evaluation techniques, and the equipment used for manual machining, 3-D printing, 5-axis CNC machining, Wire EDM machining, and water jet cutting.
Project Search is an innovative vocational training program providing unpaid internships and job development to young adults with disabilities, ages 18-21.
Part of the Project Search training involves providing interns with a realistic and expansive understanding of the world of work in preparation for employment in the community.