Sheppard Pratt Expanding Workforce Training Pipeline with $250K Grant
Backed by a $250K grant from Truist Bank (formerly SunTrust), Sheppard Pratt is expanding the work of their Vocational Services Program which served nearly 2,000 people last year. The funding from Truist has already assisted Sheppard Pratt's Veterans Services Center in Baltimore City with the purchase of new commercial kitchen equipment where veterans learn culinary skills and help to feed others. Focused on providing steady work for those diagnosed with mental illness, Shepphard Pratt’s Program helps employers fill open positions. “The unexpected spread of Covid-19 and its accompanying economic challenges have made Sheppard Pratt’s vocational services more important than ever before,” said Dr. Harsh K. Trivedi, president and CEO of Sheppard Pratt. The Vocational Services Program is also working to expand its employer base – “People with disabilities have the capacity to pursue their vocational aspirations.” Via Baltimore Business Journal.