Disability Mentoring Week
Overview of Disability Mentoring Week
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 16th: Mentor 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
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 email@example.com or 617-727-7440 x27317.