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Disability Mentoring Week

The Massachusetts Office on Disability (MOD) and the Human Resources Division (HRD) are partnering to host "Disability Mentoring Week (DMW)," an opportunity for persons with disabilities 21 or over to explore career opportunities within state government.

Dates: October 17th - 19th 2017
Location: Statewide Massachusetts government agencies

Background
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.

What is Disability Mentoring Week?
Each mentee will be matched with a workplace mentor according to expressed career interests.  Mentees will participate in a career exploration experience and make connections with mentors and other Commonwealth employees.

Activities for the week will involve shadowing your mentor on the job and participation in a MassCareers computer lab workshop to create a Jobs profile to apply for state positions.

By participating in DMW, you will have an opportunity to:

  • Foster potential internship and employment opportunities
  • Become equipped to successfully seek state employment using the MassCareers system
  • Build confidence for reaching your career goals

Participating in DMW is easy; just submit your Mentee Application form by September 25, 2017.

Please note: Mentee spots are limited and mentees will be accepted on a first-come first serve-basis until all available spots are filled or until the deadline of September 25, 2017, whichever comes first.

Please make sure your application is complete and submitted as soon as possible to help ensure your acceptance to the program!


NILP is seeking new Board Members!NILP is seeking new Board Members!

For additional information or to be considered for a position on the NILP Board, please contact Eric Pearson, Board President, at (978) 656-5566 or eric.pearson@ebtc.com.

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Massachusetts Statewide Independent Living Council (MASILC) is Looking for Qualified Individuals to Serve on the Council

MASILC members play an active role in establishing Independent Living Policy in Massachusetts through participation in the development and implementation of the three year State Plan for Independent Living.

MASILC is looking for qualified individuals to Serve on the Council who:

  1. provide statewide representation.
  2. represent a broad range of individuals with disabilities from diverse backgrounds;
  3. are knowledgeable about centers for independent living and independent living services; and are not employed by any state agency or center  for independent living.

If you are interested in learning more about becoming a member of the Statewide Independent Living Council please go to www.masilc.org or contact the SILC Office for more information. info@MASILC.org  or 978-620-7452.