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Mentoring

Employers and business receive a risk-free educational opportunity by becoming mentors to job seekers with disabilities. Not only are job seekers provided support and encouragement from professionals experienced in their career field, companies can gain too.

  • Most companies have diversity initiatives and disability meets that criteria. Mentoring opens doors to a new pool of diverse applicants.
  • The term “reasonable accommodations” is defined in many technical manuals but they are more easily understood when encountered in relation to a real person with real needs.Employers can also begin to experience costs of accommodating.
  • Mentoring is a national program publicized in many media. Let your community know your business is committed to making a difference.
  • Conflicts over accessibility and non-discrimination often put the business community and disability community at odds. Participation in mentoring allows employers and disability advocacy groups to work together rather in conflict.

Local Contact Information:

Diane D. Russell
Governor’s Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities
1595 West 500 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84104
(801) 887-9392
drussell@utah.gov

For more information about National Disability Mentoring Day visit:
www.dmd-aapd.org