Career Development for Individuals with
Disabilities Through Internships, Mentoring,
and Apprenticeships
Presented by:
Chr...
Career Planning for Students with Disabilities
Why This Topic is Important
“Disability Community Can Be a Vital Addition t...
Career Planning for Students with Disabilities
Disability Statistics – State of New Jersey 2008
•  Approximately 7.7% of p...
Career Planning for Students with Disabilities
Some Statistics
What US Employers Report as Barriers to Employment
Barriers...
Career Planning for Students with Disabilities
What Companies are doing…
•  Partnering with high schools and community col...
Career Planning for Students with Disabilities
What Companies are doing…
•  Supporting affinity groups and disability netw...
Career Planning for Students with Disabilities
DiversityInc. Magazine Top 10
Companies for Disabilities - 2010
•  IBM Corp...
Career Planning for Students with Disabilities
Creative Initiatives
Entrepreneurial Ventures – “Community Options”
Job Sea...
Career Planning for Students with Disabilities
DVR – Supported Employment
1.  Places client in 3 different situations to t...
Career Planning for Students with Disabilities
Resources and Initiatives
•  ODEP – U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Emp...
Career Planning for Students with Disabilities
Resources and Initiatives con’t
•  NTAR LeadershipCenter – www.ntarcenter.o...
Career Planning for Students with Disabilities
Resources
•  Cornell University – funded by U.S. Department of Education
Na...
Career Planning for Students with Disabilities
What Can We Do as Counselors
•  Disability Social History – www.disabilityh...
Career Planning for Students with Disabilities
Open Forum… your questions & comments
Internships, Mentoring & Apprenticesh...
Career Planning for Students with Disabilities
Special Thanks to…
•  Dr. Gregory Moorhead, Rutgers University Office of Di...
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Career planning for students with disabilities[2]

  1. 1. Career Development for Individuals with Disabilities Through Internships, Mentoring, and Apprenticeships Presented by: Chrystal R. McArthur Senior Associate Director Rutgers University – Career Services mcarth@echo.rutgers.edu careerservices.rutgers.edu
  2. 2. Career Planning for Students with Disabilities Why This Topic is Important “Disability Community Can Be a Vital Addition to Labor Force” Dr. John Roskoski, •  “A community or society in general is made up of various types of people of different cultural backgrounds, ethnicities and abilities. For society to prosper and grow, all theses types of people must contribute and work with each other.” •  The Department of Labor indicates the number of available workers is going to decline because of retirements •  New Jersey has a shortage because of people moving out of state •  New Jersey created a strategic plan to create a comprehensive employment system for people with disabilities (February 15, 2008) •  Disabled population is one of the most impoverished in the nation Internships, Mentoring & Apprenticeships
  3. 3. Career Planning for Students with Disabilities Disability Statistics – State of New Jersey 2008 •  Approximately 7.7% of population (21-64) reported a disability Vision/Hearing 3.2 Cognitive (Mental) 5.9 Ambulatory (Physical) 4.0 Self Care 1.5 •  Approximately 4.1% of population (16-20) reported a disability highest rate was cognitive 3.1% Source – New Jersey Disability Status Report Internships, Mentoring & Apprenticeships
  4. 4. Career Planning for Students with Disabilities Some Statistics What US Employers Report as Barriers to Employment Barriers to Employers Hiring People with Disabilities Work Trends: Restricted Access, 2005 Internships, Mentoring & Apprenticeships
  5. 5. Career Planning for Students with Disabilities What Companies are doing… •  Partnering with high schools and community colleges •  Sponsoring On-the-Job Training Program •  Customizing jobs tailored to job seekers abilities •  Establishing recruitment pipelines using paid/unpaid internships, job shadowing, and career days •  Supporting national programs such as the National Business and Disability Council www.business-disability.com continued Internships, Mentoring & Apprenticeships
  6. 6. Career Planning for Students with Disabilities What Companies are doing… •  Supporting affinity groups and disability networks •  Publications and websites reflect people with disabilities •  Participating in national and local disability networks •  Sponsoring mentoring days Internships, Mentoring & Apprenticeships
  7. 7. Career Planning for Students with Disabilities DiversityInc. Magazine Top 10 Companies for Disabilities - 2010 •  IBM Corp. •  Ernst & Young •  Procter & Gamble •  Aetna •  KPMG •  Cisco Systems •  SC Johnson •  Eli Lilly & Co. •  Merck & Co. •  Sodexo Internships, Mentoring & Apprenticeships
  8. 8. Career Planning for Students with Disabilities Creative Initiatives Entrepreneurial Ventures – “Community Options” Job Search & Networking – JobEnable.com Socially Responsible Ventures – “Men with Mops” Internships, Mentoring & Apprenticeships
  9. 9. Career Planning for Students with Disabilities DVR – Supported Employment 1.  Places client in 3 different situations to test their employability 2.  Develop an employment plan 3.  Find place where they can survive 4.  Select a job coach Internships, Mentoring & Apprenticeships
  10. 10. Career Planning for Students with Disabilities Resources and Initiatives •  ODEP – U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Employment www.odep.gov •  Workforce Recruitment Program – Department of Labor (recruits college students for internships and full-time jobs) 212-521-4469 •  Lime Connect, In – www.limeconnect.com •  Job Enable.com – www.jobenable.com Internships, Mentoring & Apprenticeships
  11. 11. Career Planning for Students with Disabilities Resources and Initiatives con’t •  NTAR LeadershipCenter – www.ntarcenter.org at the John Heldrich Center for Workforce Development, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey (collaborative effort with selected states to develop pioneering models to promote employment for adults with disabilities) •  AmeriCorps (State/National) – www.americorp.gov •  Ticket to Work Program – (Information from the Social Security Administration, U.S. Chamber of Commerce customizing jobs) email - tickettowork@cessi.net •  American Association for People with Disabilities – www.aspd.com Internships, Mentoring & Apprenticeships
  12. 12. Career Planning for Students with Disabilities Resources •  Cornell University – funded by U.S. Department of Education National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, Cornell is Northeast Disability and Business Technical Assistance Center •  Prudential Task Force on Employment of Adults with Disabilities – www.ilr.cornell.edu/ped/ada www.ilr.cornell.edu/ped/surveyresults.html •  Program on Employment and Disability Cornell – 607-255-2906 (voice) 607-255-2891(TTY) Internships, Mentoring & Apprenticeships
  13. 13. Career Planning for Students with Disabilities What Can We Do as Counselors •  Disability Social History – www.disabilityhistory.org •  National Association of Protection and Advocacy Systems (nationwide network of congressional mandated legally based disability rights agencies) www.napas.org •  Consider a special outreach to employers to encourage internship programs for individuals with disabilities •  Encourage your University, College or Organization to have a counselor who specializes in career and employment issues for people with disabilities •  Encourage students to join or form student groups such as NAMI ( National Alliance on Mental Illness) Internships, Mentoring & Apprenticeships
  14. 14. Career Planning for Students with Disabilities Open Forum… your questions & comments Internships, Mentoring & Apprenticeships
  15. 15. Career Planning for Students with Disabilities Special Thanks to… •  Dr. Gregory Moorhead, Rutgers University Office of Disability Services •  Kathy Loder-Murphy, Rutgers University Office of Disability Services •  Dr. Mark Forest, Rutgers University Counseling and Psychological Services •  Ms. Mary Jane Washaw and Ms. Sheena Majiduddin, Middlesex County Community College, Project Connections and the Counseling and Career Services Office •  Ms. Kathy Krepcio, The John Heldrich Center for Workforce Development Internships, Mentoring & Apprenticeships
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