Our FordWorks pilot program focused on assisting individuals with autism – at nearly 90% unemployment, this community is the most underrepresented. With 1.3 billion people in the world who have a disability, 70% of which are invisible, we have expanded our program to assist individuals who identify as having a disability.
FordWorks aims to correct this deficiency by utilizing the strengths and insights these valued members of our community offer. The FordWorks program not only contributes to business objectives and enhances diversity at Ford, but adheres to our desire to contribute to a “Better World” through collaboration with and support of those in the community around us.
Our participants work in various skill teams such as IT, Product Development, Credit, and Manufacturing and we are looking to expand to other skill teams across the company.