Professional Careers for People With Disabilities Developed by Promotions at WeCo

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Three of the original group of ten beta testers, who all are disabled, have trained, volunteered and worked their way through the WeCo Certified Test Consultant (CTC) Professional Career Path to be promoted to Sr. Certified Test Consultants. They were recognized at a recent annual company event.

WeCo Sr. Test Consultants

WeCo Sr. Certified Test Consultants

Each CTC career path level provides the test consultant with an opportunity to ...take on leadership roles within our company. Lynn Wehrman, CEO and President of WeCo

WeCo is a website accessibility testing company which hires individuals who are disabled to become trained website testers. The WeCo Accessibility Test Platform Beta Test was conducted in October 2011. There were ten individuals who were trained to participate in the beta test, representing four major disability groups: sight, hearing, motor skill and cognitive-related disabilities. As the business grew three of these testers combined their own experience in navigating the Internet with the extensive WeCo training to become proficient at testing websites. The commitment to their work along with optional volunteer activities gave them the skills required for this CTC Career Path promotion.

These promotions provide each of CTC with optional privileges to become leaders in the rapidly growing company.

Lynn Wehrman, WeCo Founder and CEO is proud to provide job opportunities to individuals with disabilities. In regards to these promotions Wehrman states, “CTCs advance on the career path by delivering quality testing work and participating in business and team building activities within WeCo. Each career path level provides the test consultant with an opportunity to earn more and, if they wish, to take on leadership roles within our company. These leadership roles groom the test consultant for team training and management positions which may eventually result with employment as an internal staff member." The natural flexibility of the WeCo Certified Test Consultant Career Path enables individuals to work when they wish, and are able to, and to also have the personal time they may need to take.

Based in St. Paul, Minnesota, WeCo is a mission-based, for-profit organization. While creating a strong accessibility learning environment for businesses, WeCo also provides professional employment to people who live with disabilities. WeCo is recognized by the State of Minnesota as a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise. In the first year in business WeCo was featured in the MarketWatch Wall Street Journal, Google Finance and Tech{dot}MN. To learn more about the Certified Test Consultant and how they provide the expertise to become the most reliable accessibility testing for websites visit theweco.com.

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