Part of Who I Am…

Join us in support of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) at St. Coletta of Wisconsin! This year’s theme is “My Disability is One Part of Who I Am”. This year also marks the 70th anniversary of the first observance of employees with disabilities. NDEAM originated in 1945, when Congress declared the first week in October each year “National Employ the Physically Handicapped Week.” Later, in 1988, Congress expanded the week to a month and changed the name to National Disability Employment Awareness Month. Click here for more details on NDEAM

As a part of our ongoing support of employees with disabilities, we are pleased to announce the launch of our Genesis Program; bringing together the needs of graduating youth with special needs and the demands of area business’. “Currently, in mainstream special education programs, young adults are graduating from high school with limited options for education and employment.” Says Geralyn Dorn, Manager of the Genesis Program, “There are also many deficits in the labor market, especially in skilled labor.” she adds. Genesis will serve participants is in the 16-23 age group, who are either currently attending school or will have just completed or graduated from school. For more information contact Geralyn at gro.iwattelocts@nrodg

Also, working hand-in-hand with Genesis is our Access Community Employment Program. Access, provides employers with capable, motivated workers. The Access program facilitates matches of qualified people with barriers to employment with personnel needs of businesses in the local community. Through this program, people with disabilities are able to choose, obtain, maintain, and advance in a job in a competitive work environment.

For more information about these programs contact St. Coletta of Wisconsin at www.stcolettawi.org or (920) 674-4330

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