Cameron Works, Inc.
245 East Levee
Brownsville, Texas 78520
Contact: Stella E. Garcia,
Phone: (956) 548-6719
Proposed Award Amount: $200,000
Community Served: Cameron County, Texas
Project Emphasis: People with disabilities.
Summary Paragraph: This program targets
infrastructure funding in its five full service Texas Workforce Centers and Mobile Lab, rather than
funding staff positions, to ensure sustainability when the funding
expires. Unique to this project is the
provision of adaptive technology, Business Access in Home Learning,
in up to twenty disabled individuals homes.
Front line staff will take informal training using Access
for All: A Resource Manual for Meeting the Needs of One-Stop Customers with
Disabilities and At Your Service:
Welcoming Customers with Disabilities. A consultant will assist with intensive
train the trainer sessions, incorporating the knowledge and skills similar to
those incorporated in the Disability Program Navigator Initiative; a staff
person in each Texas Workforce Center will act as a navigator,
tracking services to the disabled and
ensuring they avail themselves of customized programs and services.
Consortium partners: Cameron
Works, Inc. the local workforce development serving Cameron County; the Texas
Workforce Center; the Texas Commission for the Blind; Cameron County Housing
Commission; and the Texas Rehabilitation Commission.