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Perkins Vocational Center, CVS Team Up For Program To Train Kentuckians With Disablities

A new program will train Kentucky residents with disabilities to work in retail pharmacies across the state. 

The 12-week program for people with disabilities is a collaboration between the Carl D. Perkins Vocational Training Center in Thelma, in eastern Kentucky, and CVS.

The setting for the training is Kentucky’s first mock pharmacy store set up for hands-on training, for jobs like working the cash register and providing customer service.

The program also includes a curriculum for classroom studies that’s part of the “retail store associate training program.” Those who successfully complete the program will qualify to apply for a position at a CVS pharmacy.

The Perkins Vocational Training Center has students from across Kentucky who can stay in campus housing during educational programs. The center serves individuals with disabilities that include autism, traumatic brain injury, or are deaf or hard of hearing. 

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