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The Massachusetts Office on Disability (MOD) and the Human Resources Division (HRD) are partnering to host “Disability Mentoring Week (DMW),” an opportunity for people with disabilities to explore career opportunities within Massachusetts state government. Each mentee will be paired with a state government professional working in the mentee’s field of interest.

Dates: October 17 – 19, 2017
Location: Statewide

Background
Nationally, Disability Mentoring Day (DMD) began in 1999 with fewer than three-dozen participants as part of a White House effort to increase the profile of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) celebrated every October. On April 12th 2017, several Massachusetts state agencies participated in a DMD sponsored by the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD), which proved to be a positive experience for participants.

What is Disability Mentoring Week (DMW)?
Each mentee will be matched with a workplace mentor according to expressed career interests. Mentees will participate in a career exploration experience and make connections with mentors and other Commonwealth employees. By participating, mentees can:

Foster potential internship and employment opportunities
Become equipped to successfully seek state employment using the MassCareers system
Build confidence for reaching career goals

How to apply to be a Mentee or Mentor:
Submit your online application at www.mass.gov/mod/dmw by September 25, 2017.

Please note: Mentee spots are limited and mentees will be accepted on a first-come first serve-basis until all available spots are filled or until the deadline of September 25, 2017, whichever comes first.

Please note this program is designed for persons with disabilities 21 years of age or older.

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