Upcoming Webinar on Student Employment

Join Think College on March 23 at 3pm ET for Collaborating with Employers: Strategies and Tips for Supporting Students with Intellectual Disabilities on the Job, a webinar about supporting student employees with ID and their employers with Jaclyn Camden, director of ACE-IT at Virginia Commonwealth University. Jaclyn will present on the importance of paid employment for students with ID during college and the role college programs play in supporting both the student and the employer.

Employment during college is critical to prepare students to enter careers upon graduation. Inclusive college program staff plays a vital role in students obtaining paid jobs during college. While assisting students to get a job is one of the first steps to a successful employment experience, it is not the last. Support doesn’t stop once the student gets a job. The next step is to effectively support students on the job site. This includes supporting employers, which may require staff to learn new skills.

This webinar will share essential components, strategies, and tips for working with employers. Resources and examples of how to work in collaboration with employers to support students will be shared.

Our presenter Jaclyn Camden is a faculty member at Virginia Commonwealth University with a passion for supporting students with disabilities transitioning and succeeding in employment. Her work focuses on preparing youth with disabilities to transition into postsecondary education and employment, career planning and development, collaborative employment partnerships, and supported employment on a college campus. Ms. Camden serves as the director of VCU's IPSE program, ACE-IT in College, the assistant director of the Center on Transition Innovations, and the study lead for VCU’s RRTC on Employment for Transition-Age Youth with Disabilities, Effects of Trained Personnel Providing Employment Supports in Higher Education on the Employment Experiences of College students with IDD.

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