SEP Provides a Stepping Stone
The Supported Employment Program takes this concept a step further, by providing part-time employment for qualified individuals.
“Bluco wanted to continue to provide support to this large group of families within our local community. Taking our initial commitment beyond its original scope is allowing us to do that,” explains Stacey.
Where Did This Idea Come From?
The group that Stacey mentioned is one that Bluco’s own Scott Ellig is quite familiar with. He and his family are part of it.
Scott is a foundational team member at Bluco and has been helping us to Make it Better for over 30 years. His son Jack, who is now part of the SEP program, helped pilot the launch of the new program by testing everything out so we could work out the kinks during the early stages of the initiative.
When Scott first proposed the program, not only was Jack on board, but the whole company embraced it.
Engineers provided special workstations, and the manufacturing department designed and machined adaptive devices that help our employees get their work done.