- International program promotes career development for students with disabilities and provides mentoring opportunities for employers -
Pittsburgh, July 17, 2012 - Select International, a global employee assessment and hiring solutions provider, will join other Pittsburgh employers by participating in Disability Mentoring Day (DMD) on October 17, 2012. The program, which began in 1999 as National Disability Mentoring Day, gives students with disabilities the opportunity to visit with an employer for a day.
Held on the third Wednesday of October, the international event is hosted by the American Association of People with Disabilities, in collaboration with the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP). The program, which promotes career development through hands-on activities, job shadowing, and ongoing mentoring, connects nearly 13,000 students and job seekers with disabilities to thousands of employers each year.
Select International has assembled a team of volunteers to plan a full day for the students. In addition to taking part in some organized activities, the students will shadow a mentor for part of the day. The DMD team will also conduct mock interviews, as well as provide the students with interviewing tips and guidance.
"It's rewarding to be involved in such a worthwhile initiative," said Paul Glatzhofer, who is serving as Select International's DMD Team Lead. "We're looking forward to providing the students with an enjoyable and educational experience."
Select International was introduced to DMD through its client, MEDRAD, which has actively participated in the event for years.
About Select International
Select International develops employee assessments and hiring systems to help organizations identify, select and develop a strong, productive workforce. The company’s employee selection and development solutions include pre employment assessments, executive assessment, online interview training, manufacturing assessment tests, healthcare hiring assessments, customer service assessment tests, and tools to help organizations hire safe workers. Select International works closely with its clients to improve hiring at all levels, and across all industries, including manufacturing, healthcare, customer service, energy, retail, transportation and logistics, and distribution.
Select International is headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, and maintains offices throughout North America and around the globe. For more information on Select International, call 1-800-786-8595 or visit http://www.selectinternational.com.