Statler Center Helps Blind and Visually Impaired Adults & Physically Disabled Veterans

Modified: February 29, 2016 10:22am

Statler Center is a New York State proprietary business school, certified by the state department of education and a program of the Olmsted Center for Sight.

Who we serve: Blind and Visually Impaired Adults & Physically Disabled Veterans

  • Ongoing admissions and application process for our programs which are run three times a year in Buffalo, NY - Winter, Spring and Fall
  • Classes are limited to 15 students; because of this and because we are drawing applicants from all 50states we must operate on a first come, first served basis.
  • Statler offers a comprehensive curriculum adapted for persons with disabilities, industry specific software and presenters, a modern instructional facility with state of the art tech and hands on real life experience

Our Programs:

Business Fundamentals (five weeks)

  • Builds upon computer literacy
  • Incorporates the use of adaptive technology if needed
  • Enhances skills in regards to written and electronic communication
  • Assists with the development and creation of employment documents
  • Develops the ability to search job opportunities and build their professional network using web based programs
  • Instructs on how to exude confidence on job interviews
  • Reviews business math to prepare people for assessments administered during the job search process

Contact Call Center (four weeks)

  • Instructs telephone courtesy and techniques
  • Technology: multi-line phone systems, note taking, multi-tasking, incoming/outgoing calls with a variety of contact center contracts
  • Ability to utilize Assistive/adaptive software including dual headsets if applicable
  • Industry presenters

Externships Hospitality (five weeks)

  • Standards of the hospitality industry
  • Front and back of the house service and operations
  • Exposure to property management software
  • Industry presenters
  • Conflict Management Externships at local hotels

Our job doesn’t end when the program does:

  • Placement Assistance
  • Post Graduation 82% placement rate
  • Placement Contracts
  • Placement assistance- job leads, assistance completing applications if needed, resume and cover letter retrieval
  • Job development

For more information:

Elizabeth Schmidt,
Admission Coordinator
Phone: (716)888-4638
Email: eschmidt@statlercenter.org
Website: www.olmstedcenter.org
Address: 1170 Main St Buffalo, NY 14209

(APPLICATIONS FOR THESE PROGRAMS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE ERIE COUNTY OFFICE FOR THE DISABLED. PLEASE CALL 716-858-6215, IF INTERESTED).

Statler offers a comprehensive curriculum adapted for persons with disabilities