Tuesday, October 13, 2015
September Baker County Employment First Hosted by Step Forward
The September Baker County Employment First Team gathering met at Step Forward Activities building in Baker City.
The team was able to tour the facility and see the activities/work training and contract work they are doing. The team met to go over strategies for continued community partnerships for job experiences and employment possibilities.
ROCCO'S Family Network was there to share their vision and contribute to the ongoing process. VR, New Directions/DD services and brokerage were there as well as Youth Transition Program specialists to add to the discussion as well.
Thanks to everyone for what you do in Baker County!
Friday, October 2, 2015
Malheur County Employment First September Meeting
Malheur Enmployment First met in September at the DHS offices in Ontario. There were representatives from VR, CDDP, Lifeways Mental Health Supported Employment, Brokerage, residential and employment agencies, School YTP and Treasure Valley Community College - all coming together to unite with the purpose to see integrated competitive employment for adults in Malheur County. Theresa Knowles, Employment Specialist for Eastern Oregon from ODDS shared on Employment Path Services and there was discussion about collaborative roles between agencies. A big topic of discussion surrounded the Career Center services of TVCC and student disability services.
The next meeting is to be hosted by TVCC to see the campus and expand the conversation surrounding community college/post-secondary education and training.
Thank you Malheur EF for a great day!