On Thursday, September 14th, Experience the Employment Connection traveled to Harrisburg for the second event of 2017. Participants began arriving at PaTTAN Harrisburg around 8:30 a.m., energetic and ready for a day of learning.
Experience the Employment Connection begins with a variety of activities, designed to be completed within teams of individuals who work together to assist people with disabilities in obtaining meaningful, integrative employment. The morning activities challenge participants to engage with real policy, legislation, and agency resources to develop their understanding of the system and strengthen their ability to find meaningful opportunities for the individuals they serve.
Then, in the afternoon, participants are asked to put their newly developed knowledge to the test—by working through the case of a real individual. Participants are given time to meet with one another and brainstorm opportunities for their pre-determined case, and are encouraged to meet not only with their pre-developed team, but other agency representatives in the room!
“It’s wonderful to think how many real opportunities will come out of today’s training,” one participant said. “I’m excited to hear the success stories.”
Experience the Employment Connection will truly be your most practical conference of the year. Participants leave with a better understanding of the system, more experience working with other individuals who operate within the system, and a sense of accomplishment.
You’re not going to want to miss this. Register today for your regional event.