Experience the Employment Connection Pittsburgh was held on October 2nd, 2017, with the largest attendance of the year! Professionals who serve Allegheny County met at PaTTAN Pittsburgh to discuss opportunities for interagency collaboration amongst those who work to assist individuals with disabilities in obtaining meaningful, integrative employment.
With a large number of attendees came an influx of creativity and insight. One of the greatest take-aways from the event was the need to collect success stories from individuals who have obtained gainful employment, and share those stories with students and other individuals who are currently seeking employment.
Participants spent ample time discussing successful practices for assessing an individual’s wants, needs, and desires; creating work-based learning experiences; and finding paid experiences for individuals seeking employment.
Attendees were reminded that it is important, going forward, to not just discuss best practices but to document success stories that can be used to share and promote opportunities for individuals in the future.