Friday, April 8, 2016

University hosts employment workshop for students with disabilities - UNIVERSITY OF CALGARY

by Katherine Lidgrin 
Originally published: April 7, 2016

In today’s economic times, finding a job can be difficult. This process can be even more daunting for students and recent graduates with disabilities.

On April 1, the University of Calgary and the National Education Association of Disabled Students (NEADS) hosted the workshop, Breaking It Down: Dialogues on Removing Barriers for People with Disabilities in the Workplace, at Hotel Alma.

The workshop, aimed at creating an open dialogue between employers and students with disabilities on the obstacles surrounding the job search, is part of a two-year project funded by Labour Canada. Hosted in Vancouver, Regina, Halifax, Toronto, and later in Montreal and Ottawa, the data collected from the workshops will be used to assemble a web portal to continue the knowledge exchange between employers and students.