HERL wins 2013 Goodwill Power of Work Award

The Human Engineering Research Laboratories (HERL) are pleased to announce that they have been selected as a 2013 winner of Goodwill of Southwestern Pennsylvania’s Power of Work Award, which recognizes outstanding efforts by Western Pennsylvania employers in supporting workforce development for individuals with special needs or other barriers to employment. HERL, along with four other Southwestern Pennsylvania employers, was selected from more than 80 nominees.

HERL Director Rory A. Cooper, PhD, will be accepting the award at the Power of Work Award ceremony and luncheon on November 12 in the Allegheny Grand Ballroom of the Westin Convention Center in downtown Pittsburgh.

HERL’s mission, to continuously improve the mobility and function of people with disabilities through advanced engineering in clinical research and medical rehabilitation, supports and parallels Goodwill’s mission to help people improve their quality of life through work and related services. Goodwill created the Power of Work Awards program in 1997 to recognize employers and organizations that make a major, positive impact on the lives of people with barriers to employment by providing employment opportunities and support programs.

To learn more about Goodwill's Power of Work Award, check out the Power of Work website.