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CVS Health helps more Americans with disabilities find meaningful employment through hands-on training at mock pharmacies

December 20, 2017 | Diversity Equity Inclusion

Arkansas Career Training Institute Administrator Jonathan Bibb
Ribbon Cutting with ACTI Administrator Jonathan Bibb
CVS Health mock pharmacy participant
Participant from the 1st class of the program
Group photo of students
Students from the 1st class of the CVS Health/ACTI program

CVS Health announced a collaboration with the National Consortium of State-Operated Comprehensive Rehabilitation Centers (NCSOCRC) to help Americans with disabilities find meaningful employment at CVS Pharmacy locations across the country. The announcement coincided with the opening of a mock pharmacy at the Arkansas Career Training Institute (ACTI) in Hot Springs, Arkansas.

Through the mock CVS Pharmacy locations, individuals with disabilities receive classroom and hands-on training in life and job skills such as providing customer service, stocking shelves and working at the cash register. Each center is installed with mock equipment and participants work closely with trained staff to learn about the roles and responsibilities of front store and pharmacy technician positions. Individuals who complete the program qualify to apply for a position at CVS Pharmacy.

CVS Health plans to open an additional seven mock pharmacies by Spring 2018.