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Disability Mentoring Week

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 10 a.m. -
Thursday, October 19, 2017 3 p.m.


Various state agencies, various locations, MA 02108


Capacity: We have reached capacity for Disability Mentoring Week (DMW) 2017. Both mentee and mentor application periods are closed.

Nationally, Disability Mentoring Day (DMD) began in 1999 with fewer than three-dozen participants as part of a White House effort to increase the profile of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) celebrated every October.  On April 12th 2017, several Massachusetts state agencies participated in a DMD sponsored by the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD). Which proved to be a positive experience for participants.

Goals for Disability Mentoring Week:

  • Foster potential internship and employment opportunities for people with disabilities.
  • Equip mentees to successfully seek state employment using the MassCareers system.
  • Promote people with disabilities as a core group for recruitment for an inclusive workforce.
  • Ease employers' uncertainties about hiring people with disabilities.
  • Increase confidence among mentees in reaching their employment goals.


  • Monday, October 16thMentor Orientation Training 

All mentors are required to attend orientation training.

Location: One Ashburton Place – 10th Floor – Charles River Room – Boston, MA 02108

Time: 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

  • Tuesday, October 17th: DMW begins

Mentees report to assigned agencies at 10 a.m. until 3 p.m

  • Wednesday, October 18th: MassCareers Workshops

Mentees do not report to agencies on Wednesday.  Instead, mentees will attend MassCareers workshop(s): Setting up Profile in MassCareers and Interview Techniques/Resume Tips

Mentees report to:

One Ashburton Place

2nd Floor

Somerset Room, 212,

Boston, MA 02108

At 9:45 a.m.

Mentees should plan to be on site until 3 p.m. on Wednesday. If you are a mentee and already have a MassCareers profile, you will be on-site until 12 p.m. Please pack a lunch or bring money to purchase lunch. There is a cafeteria in the building. If you cannot attend the workshop(s), please contact the Office of Diversity and Equal Opportunity (ODEO) at (617) 727-7441.

  • Thursday, October 19th

Mentees will report back to assigned agencies at 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. for the final day of DMW.


Please direct any additional questions to David D'Arcangelo at or 617-727-7440 x27317.


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