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September 26, 2018

3rd Annual Disability Mentoring Day


Members of the OCPN include: Row 1 – Dave Kowatch, NYS Jobs Program, Barry Tatters, VESID, Bonnie Travet, Career Employment Services (CES), Spencer Horton, Arise, and Beth Teifke, Oswego County Workforce New York (OCWFNY). Row 2 – Teresa Gilbert, CES, Michelle Smith OCWFNY, Karen Malke, COCOAA, Kristan Armstrong, J.H. Burnash, Gary McIlvain, CES, and Winn Scholl-Hess, Commission for the Blind & Visually Handicapped. Missing from photo: Darlene Klock, Arise, Barbara McCleary, NYS Department of Labor, and Oswego County BOCES.

Members of the OCPN include: Row 1 – Dave Kowatch, NYS Jobs Program, Barry Tatters, VESID, Bonnie Travet, Career Employment Services (CES), Spencer Horton, Arise, and Beth Teifke, Oswego County Workforce New York (OCWFNY). Row 2 – Teresa Gilbert, CES, Michelle Smith OCWFNY, Karen Malke, COCOAA, Kristan Armstrong, J.H. Burnash, Gary McIlvain, CES, and Winn Scholl-Hess, Commission for the Blind & Visually Handicapped. Missing from photo: Darlene Klock, Arise, Barbara McCleary, NYS Department of Labor, and Oswego County BOCES.

The Oswego County Placement Network (OCPN) announces the Third Annual Disability Mentoring Day to take place on Wednesday, November 4, 2009 at the American Foundry in Oswego. Disability Mentoring Day allows those with disabilities the opportunity to job shadow at local businesses to learn more about job skills and to promote career development. Last year, participants were matched up with many local employers including Advantage Carpets/Taylor Rental, American Foundry, ARC of Oswego County, Arise, Econo Lodge, Fulton Family YMCA, Lighthouse Lanes, Mrs. Rogers Neighborhood, Oswego County Buildings and Grounds, Oswego YMCA, Price Chopper, RJ Caruso Tax & Accounting, Ruby Tuesday and Ye Olde Hair Shoppe.

The event is sponsored by the Oswego County Placement Network which is a multi-agency group working to establish a strong link between a diversified work force and the employment community to ensure mutually beneficial employment opportunities. The OCPN offers no-cost employment services including qualified, screened, job-ready applicants; appropriate job matches with motivated candidates; hiring and financial incentives and tax credits; training and consultation; assistance with disability awareness and diversity training programs, Americans with Disability Act compliance; and, follow-up services after placement.

To learn more about any of these services, or Disability Mentoring Day, please contact Beth Teifke at 591-9026.

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