By Trenaya Reid, Workforce Development Manager
During the month of October, the Amputee Coalition’s Workforce Development Program (and Youth Engagement Program WDP) celebrates National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). This month, we celebrate workers with disabilities, inclusive workplaces, and employment policies for those with disabilities.
The Amputee Coalition’s Workforce Development Program is dedicated to assisting participants, adults/veterans, and youth with limb loss and limb difference with starting, returning, and maintaining employment. In addition, the Workforce Development Program is dedicated to assisting employers who are looking to diversify their workplace and the hiring of those with limb loss and limb difference.
As the Workforce Development Manager, I take much pride in helping participants with limb loss and limb difference reach their career goals and professional development. As a person with a physical disability, I understand the importance of providing training and career opportunities to help those with disabilities excel within their professional journey.
Our program provides resources and services that assist participants within their career journey, as well as services and resources for employers. These resources and services include:
- One-on-One Career Development Meetings with Workforce Development Manager, Trenaya Reid. Schedule an appointment here.
- Employment Resources
- Assistance with Resume and Cover Letter Writing; Resume and Cover Letter Resource (Resume Builder)
- Assisting employers with strategies to diversify their workplace and the hiring of those with disabilities
- Educational Webinars on Job-Related Topics
- Job Board Platforms: Adults/Veterans and Youth
The Amputee Coalition’s Workforce Development Program is grateful for the partnerships that have been made with employers/organizations that are dedicated to the training and hiring of those with limb loss and limb difference. Some of these organizations include: Lockheed Martin, Walgreen’s, Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP), Hanger Clinic, Syracuse University’s Institute of Veterans and Military Families, AgrAbility, Ability-Go, Progressive Support Services, Easterseals, and GCE Services.
Employers are encouraged to look at our job board platforms and post open job leads, internships and/or volunteer opportunities that they have within their organization for adults/veterans and/or youth. In addition, employers are encouraged to reach out if interested in taking part in one of our Workforce Development webinars. Participants within our Workforce Development Program come with much expertise and training, making them highly qualified candidates for job opportunities.
Any questions on how to be part of the Amputee Coalition’s Workforce Development Program or how to get started on our job board platforms, can be emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org.