The president of the National Technical Institute of the Deaf and Vice President and Dean of Rochester Institute of Technology Dr. Gerard J. Buckley wrote a letter endorsing the National Deaf Chamber of Commerce.
RIT/NTID is currently considering opportunities to support the NDCOC’s mission in a variety of ways, such as partnerships for research, training, fundraising and mentoring.
“Ultimately, their goal is very similar to that of NTID’s: to prepare future generations of deaf and hard-of-hearing people to make meaningful contributions to their communities and the global economy,” said Dr. Buckley in a statement.
NTID has had a long history of preparing deaf and hard-of-hearing people for successful careers in a wide variety of industries. It currently boasts more than 1,100 students who are deaf and hard-of-hearing and over 9,000 proud alumni located in all 50 states and around the world. Many of these alumni own their own businesses, generating numerous jobs for the American and global economy.
The board of directors of the National Deaf Chamber of Commerce is soliciting partnership proposals from businesses and other local Chambers to produce accessible programs geared towards small business owners who are deaf and hard-of-hearing in a mutual partnership with RIT/NTID.
Contact the NDCOC at firstname.lastname@example.org.