Ford Motor Company recently announced that it is collaborating with Autism Alliance of Michigan on a pilot program that aims to provide individuals who have autism with an opportunity to gain work experience with the company in an on-the-job training program funded by the alliance. FordInclusiveWorks kicks off June 1.
Five new positions in product development were created, matching the skills and abilities of people with autism. As part of the pilot, Ford will evaluate participants for future employment. If there is a potential fit, the individual will enter into Ford’s standard recruiting process.
“Individuals with autism bring a unique set of talents to our business,” says Felicia Fields, Ford group vice president, human resources and corporate services. “We recognize that having a diverse and inclusive workforce allows us to leverage a wider range of innovative ideas to make our customers’ lives better.”