Oct. 8, 2004 The Roy L. Schneider Hospital is hosting the third annual Disability Mentoring Day on St. Thomas on Wednesday, Oct. 20.
The event starts at 8:30 a.m. in the hospital main lobby, according to a release from Rodney E. Miller Sr., president and CEO.
The event is cosponsored by Work-Able, Inc. and the V.I. Departments of Labor, Education and Human Services. Disability Mentoring Day provides students and job-seekers with disabilities firsthand experience learning about career opportunities in their chosen occupational fields. Over the past three years, the event has translated into ongoing relationships, internships and firm job offers for many Virgin Islanders with disabilities, Miller said.
Last year, the hospital led all employers by hiring three participants in Disability Mentoring Day. Today, all three of the participants are full-time employees of the hospital.
"We are very pleased to be able to host this year's Disability Mentoring Day," Mr. Miller said. "This is a wonderful opportunity for youth with disabilities to be exposed to career opportunities in the health care field."
The theme of this year's event is "Career Development for the 21st Century." For details about the program, contact Work-Able at 774-5899 on St. Thomas or 778-6862 on St. Croix.
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