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  • BCI Announces CARF International Accreditation for Newest Program

    Published on December 18, 2019

    St. Louis, Mo.,:Boone Center, Inc. (BCI) recently received three-year accreditation for its BCI Skills Center by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) International.  CARF assures a commitment to program and service quality with a focus on the satisfaction of those served.

    This is the first accreditation that the nearly one-year-old BCI Skills Center has earned.  BCI’s other services—including its Organizational Employment and Community Employment programs—were also reaccredited for the next three years.  All of BCI’s programs serve adults with disabilities.

    BCI Skills Center is a first-of-its-kind vocational training facility that partners with local businesses to create custom programs and, upon graduation, students move directly into the integrated workforce where they earn a competitive wage.  Founded in Jan. of 2019, the BCI Skills Center currently has three vocational programs including Salesforce, manufacturing, and hospitality/housekeeping.  Six classes are currently in progress or completed with a total of nine graduates to date.

    The CARF accreditation process involves a rigorous peer review process, as well as an on-site visit to ensure programs are measurable and accountable.  Founded in 1966, CARF is an independent, nonprofit accrediting body that establishes consumer-focused standards to help organizations measure and improve their quality.

    “We are very proud of this recent accomplishment because it highlights the strength of our organization’s newest program,” said BCI’s Chief Executive Officer Tony Spielberg.  “CARF’s accreditation attests to the transparency and accountability of our Skills Center, and this is extremely relevant to both our stakeholders and our community.”