UTA honored by WorkQuest

Thursday, Oct 10, 2019

UTA was recognized by WorkQuest as one of its Top 10 Customers for Temporary Employment Services for 2018. The award recognizes UTA’s continued commitment and dedication to the employment of people with disabilities through programs sponsored by WorkQuest, formerly Texas Industries for the Blind and Handicapped.

WorkQuest is the central non-profit agency who administers the State of Texas Purchasing from People with Disabilities Program. The agency partners with community rehabilitation programs that employ workers with disabilities to develop products or provide services. UTA has partnered with Goodwill Industries and Peak Performers for many years for temporary employees, some of whom have become full-time employees with UTA. 

Julia Cornwell, senior director of Procurement & Payment Services, attended the WorkQuest awards dinner Sept. 16 in Austin and received a special plaque on behalf of UTA. The plaque will be displayed in the Procurement & Payment Services Department in the Watson Building.

Through its online catalog, WorkQuest offers more than 3,000 items that are produced by people with disabilities at multiple locations around the state.