Vanderbilt Joins The Precisionists, Creates Careers for Neurodiverse Individuals

The Precisionists Announced the Expansion of its Neurodiversity Employment Program in Nashville at an Event Hosted by Vanderbilt’s Frist Center for Autism and Innovation

Vanderbilt University and the Frist Center for Autism and Innovation at Vanderbilt are collaborating with The Precisionists, Inc., a Wilmington, Delaware-based company that assesses, trains and employs neurodiverse adults to carry out project-based consulting work. The company announced the expansion of its neurodiversity employment program in Nashville at an event hosted by Vanderbilt’s Frist Center on Sept. 19.

TPI entered the Nashville market in 2018, and Vanderbilt University and the Frist Center for Autism and Innovation were among its first local clients. TPI delivers IT and business support services to participating organizations, including software development and testing, database analytics, cybersecurity, back-office accounting, data entry and auditing reports.

The Precisionists’ workforce performs these tasks on site at clients’ locations as well as at TPI’s Innovation and Technology Center located in Nashville’s Metro Center area. To date, eight neurodiverse consultants have been assigned to perform projects at Vanderbilt to assist the university in its ongoing operations. In addition to initial Nashville collaborators Vanderbilt and UBS, TPI has added Cat Financial, HCA Healthcare and Dollar General to its list of clients over the past year.

TPI’s innovative employment model has a 94 percent retention rate after one year of employment for its neurodiverse workforce, many of whom are building meaningful careers after experiencing rejection and failed starts.

“Vanderbilt is delighted to continue our relationship with The Precisionists,” Chancellor Daniel Diermeier said. “The research and solutions coming out of our Frist Center, plus our overarching commitment to belonging, inclusion and being an innovative workplace, make collaborating with The Precisionists a natural fit.”

Read the full, original story and learn more about Vanderbilt’s collaboration with The Precisionists here.

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