For the sixth consecutive year, Ohio Valley Goodwill is proud to be a major sponsor of the 2015 Transition Boot Camp event. Taking place on Friday, November 6th at the Sharonville Convention Center, the Transition Boot Camp is designed to provide an array of important life information for students and their families as they prepare to move from the world of school to the world of work and adulthood. As an employment and training center for people with disabilities for almost 100 years, Ohio Valley Goodwill continues to demonstrate its commitment to its mission of putting people to work. It seems especially timely that during the celebration of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, that the final plans for this important annual community outreach event are taking place.
More than 200 participants will be welcomed at the Sharonville Convention Center on November 6th, from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm and will have the opportunity to learn about planning for the future; Employment First; secondary education opportunities; financial planning; community connections and most importantly, moving into the world of work. As a Gold Sponsor of the 2015 event, Ohio Valley Goodwill looks forward to helping to facilitate this year’s Boot Camp as well as to being an exhibitor during the vendor fair portion of the event. While slots are filling up quickly, there is still an opportunity to register. For more information about the 2015 Transition Boot Camp, please contact Emily Beltz at (513) 803-0653 or register on-line at www.ucucedd.org/transitionbootcamp2015 .
During the October celebration of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, the theme, developed by the U.S. Department of Labor — “My Disability Is One Part of Who I Am” — underscores the fact that employees with disabilities bring a wide variety of skills to the table. They make up nearly 20 percent of America’s workforce, yet their unemployment rate is more than twice that of workers without disabilities. It is crucial that American employers continue to make efforts to hire workers of all backgrounds and abilities. Goodwill is proud to have a century long history of helping people with disabilities to get jobs in the community and to be a sponsor this year’s Transition Boot Camp, which will help more of our nation’s youth to move towards employment.