(Senate - October 01, 2004)

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                         ADDITIONAL STATEMENTS


                           BAYAUD INDUSTRIES

 Mr. ALLARD. Mr. President, I would like to honor the fine work 
and dedication of Bayaud Industries of Denver, CO. This non-profit 
organization offers disabled Coloradans vocational rehabilitation and 
employment services. I am pleased to acknowledge their efforts and 
  Founded in 1969, Bayaud Industries is celebrating this year its 35th 
anniversary of service to the disabled community. Bayaud currently 
employs and trains more than 300 disabled individuals so that they can 
succeed in the workplace with the goal to provide paid, steady work for 
every person enrolled in these programs. More than 5,000 disabled 
Coloradans have benefitted from the services provided by Bayaud 
Industries. Bayaud Industries is comprised of 48 staff members who are 
dedicated to helping the disabled community. Its efforts have resulted 
in a listing by the Denver Business Journal as one of the top 25 
Colorado human service agencies. Additionally, Bayaud Industries has 
been awarded numerous grants from leading Colorado foundations and 
  Bayaud's services include vocational evaluation, work adjustment 
training, a General Office Skills Training program, job placement, and 
job coaching. The first step in training is in the Vocational 
Evaluation Program, a 4-week process that assesses an individual's 
skill needs to succeed in the workplace.
  After an individual goes through Bayaud's Vocational Evaluation, the 
Work Adjustment Training helps individuals increase their self-
confidence to help them acclimate appropriately to the workplace 
environment. Throughout this particular training, individuals are 
taught how to manage the daily stresses of any work environment, which 
helps create successful and stable employment.
  Bayaud's General Office Skills Training program works to familiarize 
people with the technological aspects of the workplace. Computers are 
essential in many jobs, and these individuals are given the training 
necessary to make their employment a success.
  Bayaud Industries uses these programs to provide help with one of the 
most important aspects of employment assistance: Job placement. From 
resume writing to interview skills, Bayaud Industries strives to ensure 
that all individuals are properly trained to search for a job that fits 
their needs and guarantees their achievement. This aspect of Bayaud is 
crucial to better understand the individual and to find the perfect job 
fit for both the business and the employee.
  After job training and placement, Bayaud continues its relationship 
with their employees by offering job counseling. Through its quality 
assistance and care, Bayaud Industries fosters a relationship between 
these individuals and the 200 businesses across Colorado that employ 
them. Bayaud works to provide personalized assistance to all 
individuals with disabilities, addressing each client's specific needs 
and goals.
  I thank Bayaud Industries for their continued efforts for the 
disabled community and to businesses across Colorado.
  Bayaud's exemplary services are needed and greatly