MCSS: Spotlight on Transformation

MCSS: Spotlight on Transformation

In the latest issue of Spotlight on Transformation some of the successes in direct funding are outlined. An interesting article in regards to single integrated transitions plans for students in high school and how a consistent model with hopefully achieve positive and consistent results for students as they transition to adulthood. For more information or previous Spotlight issues please go to the link below.

http://www.mcss.gov.on.ca/en/mcss/publications/spotlight.aspx

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The Super Students of the Summerwork$ Program

Check out the trailer we made for the program….we had a lot of fun this summer so we thought we would do the same in making a video!

What a fabulous summer we had with our 8 students who participated in the Summerwork$ program. Students gained valuable skills, experience, resume development and the students continued to tell me the biggest positive…to MAKE MONEY!

A summary of the program:
Students with intellectual disabilities from participating high schools were given the opportunity to apply to the program that mirrored a …

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Tony Roma’s

Another example of an employer benefiting from hiring people with disabilities. We come across employer champions all the time who see the true benefits to their business both in productivity and loyalty of the employee. Ask us how we can help YOUR business!

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Robotic Mobilization Device

Another example of the advancements in technology that continue to improve the lives of people with disabilities. For more information about the product visit the website below.  To join the discussion about the product visit our Facebook page and share your comments or comment below and share your opinion.

https://www.facebook.com/CareerServicesBrockville

Here is the website link to the company:

http://www.matiarobotics.com/

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Minimum Wage

Minimum Wage

This was a blog post that I created in 2010 as we were going through a dramatic economic recession and the minimum wage increase plan that saw a drastic increase over a five year period.  it is interesting to see the minimum wage increase issue arise again.  It is a very difficult issue with no quick fix, cookie cutter solution.  I always say that when you’re dealing with people a policy or directive will not always work because people are different, with different circumstances …

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Summerwork$ Celebration Luncheon

Summerwork$ Celebration Luncheon

On Friday November 8th we had the opportunity to bring the students, employers, and teachers involved with Summerwork$ together to celebrate the success of the pilot project.

 Career Services embarked on a  change of focus from our traditional summer program.  Over the last few years we have seem more and more a need for students with barriers to employment to obtain summer job opportunities.  A lot of individuals are coming out of high school with no clear picture as to what the world of work …

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One Voice Network Video: Debunking the Myths about Disability

A short video that discusses some of the myths around people with disabilities and employment.  Career Services also undertook a project in the last year called RecruitAble that makes a business case for hiring an individual with a disability.  Should you have any questions about RecruitAble please contact our project co-ordinator Wendy Galloway @ wendy@eecentre.com

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Interview with Keenan Wellar from LiveWorkPlay

Rick Gibbons from 580 CFRA has a discussion with Keenan Wellar from LiveWorkPlay. This discussion has a focus on the employment of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the Ottawa community, but also touches on housing, community life, volunteerism, and other topics and issues.

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Canada’s Workforce Crisis: Moving from Conversation to Action

 

Canada’s Workforce Crisis: Moving from Conversation to Action

This video by Lemay Media and Millier Dickinson Blais digs deeper into the need for a Canadian national workforce strategy. Trudy Parsons blogged about this issue in her post “The Iceberg Dilemma“.

Career Services can help your company in meeting your labour pool needs. We offer job focused supports that assist individuals with disabilities become long serving and valued employees, and we have the stats to prove it!  For more information contact us!

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AccessABILITY 2013

AccessABILITY 2013

A joint venture between the Brockville Municipal Accessibility Advisory Committee (BMAAC), the United Counties Accessibility Advisory Committee, and Education for Quality Accessibility(EQA) is scheduled for May 8th, 2013 at St. Lawrence College in Brockville.

 

The focus of AccessABILITY is Technology for living and learning in Leeds and Grenville.  As well service agencies will be in attendance to offer information about all programs.  Many vendors of the latest technology will be on hand to showcase innovations in a variety of accessibility equipment.

 

The event runs from 10 to …

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