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Image Microsystems Named Texas School for the Deaf's 2012 Partner of the Year(May 24, 2012)
AUSTIN, TX -- (Marketwire) -- 05/24/12 -- Image Microsystems -- a leading provider of technology restoration, reverse logistics, e-waste recycling, and MicroStrate® recycled plastic products manufacturing -- today announced they have been named Partner of the Year by the Texas School for the Deaf (TSD). At the school's annual Diamond Event fundraising gala last week, Alex Abadi, CEO/President, and his wife, Toni Abadi, Directory of Diversity and Community Relations for the company, accepted the honor from TSD Superintendent Claire Bugen in recognition of Image Microsystems' long-time support of TSD's Career and Technology Education Program (CTE).
Image Microsystems provides paid internships to TSD students. Upon graduation, the students are qualified and encouraged to apply for full-time employment. As a result of this effort, as many as 25% of Image Microsystems' employees come from the Deaf community. In 2011-2012 alone, Image Microsystems employed 23 high school seniors from TSD. In addition to gaining valuable employability skills, students take great pride as contributing members of the Image Microsystems team. Many are able to pay for their graduation cap and gown, their senior trip, and have spending money they otherwise might not have due to financial circumstances.
"We believe very strongly in our TSD program," stated Dr. Abadi. "It's more than just a community effort for us, but truly a mission to show the business world that employing disabled workers is a positive for the employer -- not just the employee."
"It's our pleasure to recognize Image Microsystems for the important opportunities they provide to TSD students and the Deaf community," stated Claire Bugen, Superintendent of the Texas School for the Deaf. "Image Microsystems provides our students valuable work experience that is impossible to replicate on the TSD campus. We love the company, because it is not only a Deaf friendly business, but their cause is global and their business practices innovative. Annually TSD honors a community partner that goes above and beyond to assist our students. We're just touched by all that the Image Microsystems team does to support the community and we're proud to recognize Image Microsystems as Texas School for the Deaf's 2012 Partner of the Year," concluded Bugen.
About Image Microsystems, Inc.
Founded in 1992, Image Microsystems, Inc. is a reverse logistics and technology restoration leader dedicated to offering innovative solutions to eliminate the legal, financial, and environmental risk associated with information technology and consumer electronics reclamation, recycling, and disposal. For more information, visit the company's Web site at www.imagemicrosystems.com.
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