Monday, May 10, 2010

UIS sets up program to help disabled get jobs

A program designed to improve the transition from college to employment for disabled graduates is being introduced at the University of Illinois Springfield.

Called “Journey2Jobs,” it includes mentoring, instruction on issues related to employability, and job-related volunteer service and internship opportunities. The program will include eight to 10 students each year beginning in the fall semester. Students can sign up for the program after their first year on campus.

“We’re doing a marketing match now, rolling out the program so people will know about it,” said Suzanne Woods, visiting director of the Office of Disability Services, which is administering Journey2Jobs.

The Journey2Jobs program was featured in a May 8, 2010, article in The State Journal-Register.

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