Center prepares disabled students for workforce

SMYRNA, Tenn. (AP) -- More than 60 people recently graduated from the Tennessee Rehabilitation Center in Smyrna and are headed into the workforce.

The students have disabilities that include traumatic brain injury, cognitive impairments and blindness.

They receive workplace and life management skills to enhance their chosen occupational paths.

Tennessee Department of Human Services Commissioner Raquel Hatter says skills the students learn will hopefully "propel them toward greater successes."

The Tennessee Rehabilitation Center is a state-operated comprehensive rehabilitation facility and is one of eight such centers in the nation.

TRC provided vocational rehabilitation services to nearly 1,100 students this year and has had an employment rate of 94 percent since 2011.

The center has provided life and job skills training to more than 32,000 Tennesseans with disabilities since it opened in 1977.


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