MSDE Partners with Sephora on Training Program for Individuals with Disabilities

The Maryland State Department of Education’s Division of Rehabilitative Services (MSDE DORS) announced a new partnership with Sephora and the Community College of Baltimore County to provide career opportunities to individuals with disabilities.

Sephora and MSDE DORS will partner with the Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC) to provide on-site warehouse associate training at its Maryland Distribution Center in an innovative customized training program.

From MSDE’s press release:

“We are excited about our partnership with Sephora and CCBC and the opportunities it will provide to enhance the lives of people with disabilities in Maryland, both through training and employment,” said State Superintendent Karen B. Salmon, Ph.D. “This marks a first among our corporate partnerships with all job training taking place on site at Sephora. It’s a model we will look to replicate in the future.”

“We are thrilled for this new partnership with the Maryland Department of Rehabilitative Services. Our distribution centers have achieved great success through this program and we are confident the Maryland Distribution Center will be equally successful,” said Kelly Petersen, Senior Manager of Human Resources DC  for Sephora.

CCBC and MSDE DORS have also successfully collaborated with other corporate partners, such as Starbucks Inclusion Academy and CVS Health Retail Inclusion Academy. MSDE DORS and CCBC will assist with recruiting and staffing the Sephora program, and will assist with operating the on-site training program.