Workers with a Different Vision...
The Westmoreland County Blind Association was established in 1948 and has grown significantly over this time. Currently, the Association employs approximately 30 blind or visually impaired individuals in a variety of positions. These positions include workshop employment, work activity center employment, and management positions.
The mission of this corporation is to improve the quality of life of the blind and the visually impaired and to assist in the prevention of blindness in Westmoreland County.
Employment Growth Award Presented to the Westmoreland County Blind Association By the National Industries for the Blind...
On February 27, 2009, the WCBA received the Employment Growth Award from the NIB for its commitment to provide jobs for blind and visually impaired individuals in the Westmoreland County area.“ Last year the WCBA expanded its Manufacturing Department by hiring 14 additional blind workers to complement the existing workforce. “At NIB, we are pleased to reward our agencies for their efforts to retain and grow employment and create upward mobility options for people who are blind,” said Kevin Lynch, President and CEO of the NIB.
The WCBA Manufacturing Department makes products for the federal government. “Our team members who are blind represent a qualified, dedicated, and loyal workforce. We are honored to serve as an example in the community of the people who are blind,” said Lawrence Helkowski, WCBA President / CEO.