Statler Center Scholarships for Training

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Statler Center was founded in 1999 as a unique concept in hospitality and customer service employment training. One of the first projects of its kind, Statler Center provides physically disabled, blind or visually impaired individuals with the right tools for successful careers. Our job training programs are a unique and exciting concept in employment and training that provides individuals with visual impairments or physical disabilities with the right tools for successful careers in a rapidly growing industries such as hospitality and customer service and contact centers. Statler Center is a program of Olmsted Center for Sight.

As of January 2015, the Statler Center has added a third program to it’s training options. Our new Business Fundamentals training module separates basic work skills from the specific concepts that can lead to clear service roles in the expanding Hospitality and Contact Center worlds. This program offers students an opportunity to develop skills needed to pursue either of the other two Statler Center programs, or to embark upon completely different career opportunities. The goals of the Business Fundamentals curriculum are to foster graduates who are computer literate, able to use the latest in adaptive technology where needed, and skilled in communicating clearly via the written and spoken word. We want to enable students to use rapidly evolving web-based programs to find job opportunities and build their professional network, and to present themselves with confidence in a job interview.

Our next session begins on September 6, 2017 and we do still have some tuition free scholarships available to eligible applicants in conjunction with the NYS Department of Labor for those interested in becoming a Telecommunications CSR.
For more information—please contact my office or, visit to apply online.

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