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What is EmployAbilities?

EmployAbilities is a comprehensive, employment training program funded by Missouri VR for job seekers living with a disability.

EmployAbilities is a three-stage, eight-week, comprehensive employment training program, created by The Whole Person. The program’s goal is to provide young job seekers (minimum age 18) living with a disability an opportunity to refine their working and job-seeking skill sets. While EmployAbilities will focus on training in the TWP Catering Kitchen, students will acquire skills that will serve them in any employment environment where they have an interest in working.

Program Stages

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About The Whole Person Catering

The Whole Person Catering is a social enterprise sponsored by The Whole Person, a Missouri Center for Independent Living headquartered in Kansas City MO. We serve a gourmet menu of sandwiches, salads, sides, delicious desserts and beverages. The Whole Person Catering is staffed by participants in EmployAbilities, a comprehensive employment training program for job seekers living with a developmental disability administered by The Whole Person.

Mission Statement: The Whole Person Catering will prepare people with disabilities for competitive employment.

EmployAbilities is a program of The Whole Person's Employment Services Team:

April Schmidt

TWP Employment Services Manager


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