Vanderbilt Kennedy Center

VKC marking Disability Employment Awareness with Oct. 17 disAbility Mentoring Day

Updated on 10/16/2012 3:27:22 PM.

By: Elizabeth Turner

When people think of the month of October, they're probably daydreaming about cooler temps, changing leaves, and the return of pumpkin-flavored everything at their local coffee shop. But something they may not know is that October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month. And to celebrate, the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center is hosting disAbility Mentoring Day, which will feature job-shadow and career exploration opportunities designed to connect students and jobseekers with disabilities with employers seeking to diversify their workforce and foster more diverse work cultures by hiring people with disabilites.

disAbility Mentoring Day will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 17, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Room 241 of the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center/One Magnolia Circle Building. Vanderbilt employees looking to mentor an individual through job-shadowing are asked to complete a brief online application before the Sept. 30 deadline. Click here to view the Mentor Application.

Job seekers with disabilities who are interested in job-shadowing must complete an application available from DMD Coordinator Cathy Houser. Call (615) 741-1606 or e-mail chouser3@utk.edu to receive an application.

The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center joins additional disAbility Mentoring Day sponsors Next Steps at Vanderbilt, Vanderbilt Human Resources, Vanderbilt Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action, and Disability Services Department, Tennessee Division of Rehabilitation Services-UT Corporate Connections, Vanderbilt Patient Return to Work Program, and Project Opportunity,

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