Experience the Employment Connection headed West this past week to Erie, New Castle and DuBois. On September 19th, professionals who work to assist individuals with disabilities in obtaining meaningful, integrated employment in the counties of Clarion, Crawford, Erie, Forest, Mercer, Venango, and Warren filed into Edinboro Intermediate Unit #5 for a day of training.
Although each regional training contains similar content, we have found variance in the themes and ideas presented throughout the state. While reviewing the materials, activities, and action steps that came out of Erie, we found that numerous attendees identified a desire to “bring more parties to the table.” Whether it be elected officials, school district representatives, business chamber members, or parents, EEC Erie participants recognized that their conversations could include a few more voices.
In order to bring these members “to the table,” EEC Erie participants recognized the need for greater communication in their region. Participants left with a plan to develop creative methods for engaging their community, and a desire to extend their commitment to the work they do to other decision-makers in the region.
Who will you bring to the table?