Legislators recognized the outstanding accomplishments of the Lanakila Workforce Development Service graduates today and celebrated the inclusion of people with disabilities into the workforce.
The Lanakila Rehabilitation Center's Workforce Development Service, a non-profit corporation, held their second graduation ceremony in the Rotunda of the State Capitol for 18 students. Two distinctions follow these extraordinary individuals; each graduate has a disability and almost every graduate has already been placed with an employer.
The graduates have completed course training in areas such as food service, manufacturing, grounds maintenance, custodial services, shelf stocking, cashiering, clerical support, delivery driving and warehouse services.
"It's important that our labor leaders and employers are informed of the outstanding pool of graduates from programs such as Lanakila Workforce Development," Representative John Mizuno said. "We should also honor, recognize and commend these fine graduates who prove that people with disabilities can succeed in the workforce."
Photo: Rep. John Mizuno hands a graduate a joint Senate-House certificate that recognizes the accomplishments achieved by the graduates of Lanakila Rehabilitation Center's workforce development program.