The program, which helps find jobs for employees with autism or other disabilities, beat out more than 250 other entries for innovative programs. Daymond John from the popular TV show Shark Tank was on the judging panel.
“It’s amazing what can happen when you unleash creativity, develop and nurture a new concept or idea, and foster a spirit of collaboration and caring. This award-winning program is the essence of innovation and has delivered amazing results by matching highly skilled and deeply focused people with specific jobs that leverage their unique talents,” said Dave Velazquez, president and CEO of Pepco Holdings.
Pepco Holdings and The Precisionists, Inc. together developed a program that created new positions for autistic adults to carry out project-based work for Atlantic City Electric,Delmarva Power, and Pepco. This work includes managing and updating databases, supporting the processing of solar application invoices and requests, and entering and analyzing data for the company’s customer care organization.
All work is performed at The Precisionists Innovation & Technology Center in North Wilmington.
“Over 80 percent of adults on the autism spectrum are un- or under-employed. It takes an innovative and committed organization like Pepco Holdings, partnering with The Precisionists and our unique employment model, to create the roadmap for career successes for this talented workforce,” said Ernie Dianastasis, CEO of The Precisionists.