Boeing Grant Helps CONNECT Supply Chain Lift Off

Seattle, WA — CONNECT Supply Chain, a consortium of 7 nonprofit organizations in the Puget Sound region, has been awarded a three-year grant totaling $240,000 from The Boeing Company.  CONNECT facilities support original equipment manufacturers (OEM’s), sub-tier contractors, and the U.S. Government in the commercial and defense industries. Products and services include manufacturing, outside processing, and assembly of complex parts and assemblies for commercial and military aircraft, as well as logistics services supporting primarily the U.S. military.

“Boeing is pleased to support CONNECT Supply Chain and its member organizations,” said Liz Warman, director of Global Corporate Citizenship for the Northwest region. “We are excited that this grant will help CONNECT to grow its businesses and create new jobs and job training opportunities for individuals in our community who are blind, have disabilities, or face other significant barriers to employment.”

In addition to providing jobs, CONNECT facilities establish programs and services within its facilities and the community that have supported this goal for over 50 years. These programs and services include computer skills training as well as job training and placement.

“CONNECT Supply Chain is honored to be the recipient of this extremely generous grant from The Boeing Company,” said Melinda Jenks, CONNECT’s Chief Operating Officer.  “This Global Corporate Citizenship Grant is pivotal in allowing CONNECT to focus on creating employment opportunities for people with disabilities and others facing barriers to employment. These jobs provide individuals the opportunity for a lifetime of independence and success.”