New Program Connects Students with Mentors - Apply Starting Aug 18
Disabilities Mentoring Day on October 26, 2016 in Kingston, facilitates the pairing of job-ready persons with disabilities with companies that utilize the skills they have or are developing through training. For the Mentoring organizations, the time spent with the mentees shows businesses examples of the breadth and depth of skills that persons with disabilities offer and is an opportunity to ensure that company policies and facilities are welcoming to all persons.
The goals for the day are:
- To provide mentees access to workplace contacts, environments, skills, & HR process,
- To increase confidence among students and jobseekers with disabilities,
- To enhance internship, co-operative education and employment opportunities for persons with disabilities,
- To dispel employers’ fears about hiring people with disabilities and promote disability confidence,
- To give employers an opportunity to benchmark themselves as being accessible to what is a largely untapped pool of talent as well as a massive consumer market.
How does it work?
Employers (mentors) and mentees can register online. Applications are then reviewed and matches made in September. There will be a meet & greet event where mentors and mentees will meet face to face, followed by the Mentoring Day on October 26. The Mentoring Day will take place at the mentors' workplaces.
Mentee applications will open on August 18 and will be available here: http://disabilitiesmentoringday.org/register-2/registration-mentees/
Contact: Kayley Marsh, Program Facilitator, InSight Youth Mentorship Program,
KEYS Job Centre d'emploi, 182 Sydenham Street, Kingston, ON,
Tel: 613-546-5559 ext. 350 Fax: 613-546-9592 Mobile: 613-453-0452 Web: www.keys.ca