Envision has opened a new workforce training center on the fifth floor of its headquarters in downtown Wichita. Local and state government and business leaders attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday for the William L. Hudson BVI Workforce Innovation Center.
Envision is partnering with North Carolina-based LCI to operate the center and its programs. Bill Hudson, the chief executive officer for LCI, said the world is changing at a rapid rate and the center will bring workers into the world of technology. Hudson said the program will place blind or visually-impaired workers into positions at major corporations across the country, and it will have an impact on their lives.
The ceremony was attended by Kansas governor Jeff Colyer, Wichita mayor Jeff Longwell and Sedgwick County commission chairman David Dennis. Governor Colyer said Kansas has been able to help 5,200 disabled persons enter the workforce over the past two years. He said the Innovation Center will be a national model for helping workers and businesses.