October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). The month-long celebration is themed “Inclusion Works” and places a spotlight on the contributions made by workers with disabilities and educates the public on the value of a diverse workforce.
For 50 years, PRIDE Industries has created jobs for people with disabilities while championing inclusion and a diverse workforce. At PRIDE, we know that inclusion does work and has transformed its mission into countless daily success stories.
Often, with accommodations at work, whether to their workspace, schedule or with the help of assistive technologies, many individuals with disabilities can become or remain gainfully employed. In most cases, hiring people with disabilities is no different than hiring any other job candidate.
By partnering with PRIDE Industries, businesses can leverage its person-centered services including assessments, job skills development, training, placement, transportation, and on-going support to ensure long-term employment success. PRIDE places people in its own business lines and provides support to more than 500 individuals annually in community-based opportunities.
Following are a few examples of individuals with disabilities who found employment success with a little help from PRIDE:
Making positive change is never easy, but with support and guidance, Melissa’s life transformed and she is now living a life she never thought possible.
More about Melissa’s journey, click here.
“To me, we all have a disability; the only difference is you can physically see mine.”
Through PRIDE’s job coaching services, Alice is celebrating 17 years of working in the community. For more on Alice’s story, click here.
As a retired veteran, Derek struggled with applying his former skill-set to the civilian workforce.
Through PRIDE Derek found a new career while continuing to serve his military family. More on Derek’s journey, click here.
Job hunting is a difficult process. For a young, first-time job seeker with disabilities, the process can be even more daunting.
Through participation in PRIDE programs and services, Dani is on her way to the future she imagined, “Now I feel like I am becoming more of the adult I want to be.”
For more on Dani’s journey, click here.
Are you interested in hiring employees with disabilities in your business? Speak to our expert staff by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org.