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Imagine Technical Institute to host workshop on Disability Inclusion in the Workplace

Technical Institute (ITI) invites business owners and human resource leaders to a special workshop titled “Disability Inclusion in the Workplace” on Friday, June 7, from 9 to 11 a.m. at SRC Holdings, located at 2401 E. Sunshine St., Springfield, MO.

With thousands of Missouri adults with disabilities seeking competitive, integrated employment, this event will highlight how businesses can benefit from incorporating these individuals into their teams. Attendees will gain valuable insights and best practices for successfully implementing disability inclusion strategies within their organizations.

Participants will hear firsthand from peers who have successfully launched inclusive hiring initiatives, including Ken Talley, True Manufacturing’s Engineering Project Manager, and Kevin Thompson, Cambridge Air Solutions' former Chief Financial Officer and current Leadership Coach.

“Disability inclusion is not only a moral imperative but also a strategic business decision,” said ITI Chief Program Officer Matt Jannings. “By tapping into the vast talent pool of individuals with disabilities, businesses can enhance productivity, team engagement and overall workplace satisfaction.”

Attendance at this workshop is free, but registration is required. Interested individuals can secure their spot at

For more information about the workshop or ITI’s programs and services, contact Jannings at

About Imagine Technical Institute

Founded in 2023, Imagine Technical Institute (ITI) is a vocational training and employment services provider for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in southwest Missouri. Working in collaboration with Boone Center, Inc. (BCI) in St. Peters, Mo., ITI empowers people with disabilities to find and retain jobs in our local community, working alongside non-disabled individuals while earning the same opportunities, benefits and pay. ITI is the dream of Hollister native Tim Connell. His passion for creating a school for people with disabilities developed as he volunteered for disability-related organizations following his son’s autism diagnosis in 1995. ITI partners with businesses to create training programs. For more information, contact ITI’s Chief Program Officer Matt Jannings at

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