Updated: Wednesday, October 30 2013, 03:09 PM EDT
Disabilities aren't keeping dozens of local people from working, instead they are learning skills to achieve dreams.
David Easler knows his way around a forklift at Vocational Solutions in Henderson County. A voc-rehab graduate who overcame substance abuse despite a diagnosed disability, David wants to soon become an auto mechanic with loftier goals, 5 years from now.
Those dreams wouldn't be possible without the training received here. Executive Director of Vocational Solutions, Allen Combs, says he's going to have a good work ethic because of the training.
That's true for all the people here. Some with profound mental disabilities. They complete simple tasks while getting paid, either hourly or piecemeal.
Skills acquired here will hopefully make these workers marketable in the local job market, and at the same time bring more profitable contract work to Vocational Solutions.
If you or someone you know in Henderson County might qualify for Vocational Solutions, call (828) 692-9626.