Posts Tagged 'success'

The 183-Year-Old

Richard PratherPart Two
While still hugging Ms. Jaya, she expressed right away “I didn’t get the gig and I am disappointed in you!” With a laugh on my face, I said, “ME?” “Yes, you said I shouldn’t have any issues getting that storyteller position” she stated as she pushed away from our hug. “Ms. Jaya, I received some feedback from the interviewer.” Looking down at the gravel around our feet, “Oh really” she said exhaling. Ms. Jaya, knowing that a reality check conversation was on its way, released her dog to the elements of the park. Lika gladly ran off with four-and-a-half other dogs in the park, leaving us to talk freely. Continue reading ‘The 183-Year-Old’

Success on the Job

Velta WorleyThis summer I have been privileged to work with groups of young people with disabilities who are looking for summer employment. I have met so many nice young adults who are motivated not only to find employment, but they are also looking forward to college and future careers. I am reminded that for a variety of reasons not everyone who goes to work stays employed for the long term. So I wanted to share some scenarios with you and ideas that may be helpful for being successful at work. Continue reading ‘Success on the Job’

National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM)

Cornelius BookerFor more than 70 years, Americans have celebrated the inclusion of people with disabilities as a valuable asset to the workforce during the month of October which is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). This year’s theme for NDEAM is “Inclusion Drives Innovation” as Americans reflect on the important role that different perspectives play in workforce success. Continue reading ‘National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM)’

JP Morgan Chase Summer Institutes 2016

Kristin ColeJoAnn KawamotoWhat a Summer!
At the 2016 JP Morgan Chase Summer Institutes, Workforce Solutions, partnering with Project GRAD and local community colleges, offered high school students an experience like no other. Continue reading ‘JP Morgan Chase Summer Institutes 2016’

Father’s Day

Richard PratherHello everyone! I would like to tell you what Father’s Day has meant for me growing up. If my father loved a day more than others, it was Father’s Day; a.k.a., “Advice Day.” On this one day of the year, he had my full and undivided attention; no interruptions were permitted. Continue reading ‘Father’s Day’

Removing Barriers and Opening Doors of Opportunities for Young Adults

Kristin ColeThelisa Lavergne

Who and where are our young adults? And what are our they doing? Continue reading ‘Removing Barriers and Opening Doors of Opportunities for Young Adults’

Paving the Pathway to Success

Frieda CarmoucheOn Saturday April 2, 2016 I had the honor of representing Workforce Solutions as one of several presenters for The Apprenticeship “Paving the Pathway to Success” training day for young adult Transitioners. The event was held in Houston, Texas at the Lighthouse for the Blind facility, and our host was DARS, the Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services. Continue reading ‘Paving the Pathway to Success’


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