Experience the Employment Connection DuBois began at 8:30 a.m. on September 21st, 2017 as professionals who serve individuals in the counties of Cameron, Clearfield, Elk, Jefferson, and McKean gathered together at DuBois Country Club.
Participants spent the day brainstorming new interagency collaborative efforts for assisting individuals with disabilities in obtaining meaningful, integrative employment in their region. Each pre-developed team was led through a series of activities designed to expand their knowledge on legislation, agency resources, and opportunities for collaboration.
In addition, participants were encouraged to develop “next steps” to extend the momentum they’d gained to their colleagues who were unable to attend, and other key players in their region. Numerous participants recognized the need to share the knowledge gained at EEC DuBois with the correct people in their circles, to ensure the collaboration would continue to develop. Other participants mentioned their plan to connect with people in their life who need to hear the information presented at EEC DuBois, and provide them with resources to move forward.
With forward-thinkers such as these, it is clear the progress made at EEC DuBois will not be short-lived. If each participant pursues greater collaborative efforts within their own agencies and amongst their own circles of influence, EEC DuBois will have a “ripple effect” throughout the region.