“Work Without Limits joins Partners for Youth with Disabilities to mentor community college students with disabilities”

Massachusetts

~~“UMass Medical School’s Work Without Limits, a statewide network dedicated to advancing the employment of people with disabilities, is linking with Partners for Youth with Disabilities (PYD) to offer e-mentoring to Massachusetts community college students with disabilities….While higher education often improves employment opportunities, college graduates continue to face barriers when seeking employment, which can lead to unemployment or underemployment.

“We are honored to join Partners for Youth with Disabilities and Business Leadership Networks in four other states to launch this exciting new e-mentoring model,” said Kathleen Petkauskos, Work Without Limits director. “We are committed to increasing the employment rate among individuals with disabilities, and believe that mentoring plays an important role.”

Massachusetts is one of five states that will be participating in the professional mentoring program. The program is funded by a three-year grant from the Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation and is expected to offer e-mentoring to 330 young adults across the five states.”

State Policies & Initiatives: 
Policy
Systems: 
  • Other
Topics: 
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Employer Engagement
Other: 
  • University of Massachusetts, Partners for Youth with Disabilities, Business Leadership Networks
Date Enacted: 
02/15/2017
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