Category Archives: Job Shadowing

Expect. Employ. Empower.

The following is a cross-post from (Work in Progress) the official blog of the U.S. Department of Labor. The blog is written by Kathy Martinez, assistant secretary of labor for disability employment policy. As assistant secretary of labor for disability employment … Continue reading

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Making Career Development Engaging for Youth

It’s National Career Development Month! NCWD/Youth works all year round to promote quality career development opportunities for all youth and this month provides a chance to share practices from programs doing this critical work. If you’re familiar with the Guideposts … Continue reading

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Career Exploration: A Critical Experience for All Youth

The following blog entry is a cross-post from Work in Progress, the official blog of theU.S. Department of Labor. The blog is written by Kathy Martinez, the Assistant Secretary of Labor for Disability Employment Policy (ODEP). As another ODEP-led National Disability Employment Awareness … Continue reading

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Connecting Families to Disability Employment Awareness Efforts

The idea that people with disabilities can and should be employed has come a long way in recent decades.  As a society, we have progressed from a paradigm of low expectations for employment to today’s exciting efforts to spread the … Continue reading

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Career Preparation & Cajun Cooking

All youth benefit from work experiences and other opportunities to gain and practice the skills necessary to obtain and succeed in meaningful employment during their adult years. Unfortunately, many youth with disabilities and “at-risk” or “disconnected” youth never get these … Continue reading

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Celebrating Career Development – This Work We Do!

Did you know that November is designated as National Career Development Month by the National Career Development Association? Now is a great time to recognize career development as a lifelong process in all our lives and to celebrate the work … Continue reading

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Seven Ways to Connect Youth to Employers for Disability Mentoring Day & Year-Round

You may already be aware that October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). NDEAM is a national campaign that raises awareness about disability employment issues and celebrates the many and varied contributions of America’s workers with disabilities. This year’s … Continue reading

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What can YOU do? Stop Assuming and Start Learning

What can YOU do? If you read last week’s blog by Assistant Secretary of Labor Martinez, you already know that this question is a part of this year’s National Disability Employment Awareness Month theme. And maybe you’re asking yourself, “What … Continue reading

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Groundhog Day and Beyond: Career Exploration Comes Out of the Shadows

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you hear “Groundhog Day”?  Is it Punxsutawney Phil, who may or may not see his shadow thus determining how soon we can all put away our cute boots and pull out … Continue reading

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