A Message from the President – COVID-19 and Beyond

By May 26, 2020 Blog

This spring, WorkQuest faced the challenge of evolving its business operations as required by the arrival of COVID-19. While navigating this unique challenge, WorkQuest maintains its intent to safeguard the daily functions of the WorksWonders Program in an effort to make sure that all operational and financial workflow processes continue without interruption. With the support of our community rehabilitation program (CRP) and WorksWonders Program customers, WorkQuest has been able to provide product and service contracts during this uncertain time, and will continue to do so in order to ensure employment opportunities are available for individuals with disabilities around the state of Texas while maintaining essential services to our customers.

As we look forward to summer, WorkQuest has been organizing its annual Compliance and Training Seminars. These seminars allow participants to review and outline a variety of topics, including staff development and career counseling, procurement procedures and laws, competitive integrated employment curriculum and initiatives, and career counseling training. This guidance provides CRPs with valuable information on how to operate within the WorksWonders Program and best utilize the resources the Program has to offer. Please monitor our website (WorkQuest.com) for more information.

WorkQuest is optimistically planning to host its 13th annual Artie Lee Hinds Award dinner and 32nd annual Products and Services Expo this September. The dinner is scheduled for Monday, Sept. 21, with the Products and Services Expo the following Tuesday morning (Sept. 22). Both events function as a way to acknowledge the exceptional employees who comprise the WorksWondersProgram and the dedicated customers whose purchase of Program products, services and temporary employment services enable the Program to continue to grow. You can find more information about both of these events on our website. We look forward to seeing you in September.

The strength of the WorksWonders Program’s existing CRP and customer partnerships are instrumental to the Program’s perseverance during these trying times, and we thank each and every one of you—and your organizations—for your continued support.

Take care and stay healthy.