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1 The Governors Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities Previous PagePrevious Page | Next PageNext Page Department of Labor Home PageDepartment of Labor Home Page | GCEPD Home Last Updated: March 1, 2014 Published by the Connecticut Department of Labor, Automation Support UnitGCEPD Home

2 The Governors Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities Connecticut Department of Labor Membership is a representation of state, local organizations, and employers appointed by the Labor Department Commissioner for a one year term The goal is to develop programs and initiatives for people with disabilities and to address the work force development needs of the individual To improve and increase the employment opportunities for qualified people with disabilities Previous PagePrevious Page | Next PageNext Page CTBLN Home Page CTBLN Home Page | Department of Labor Home Page | GCEPD Home Last Updated: March 1, 2014 Published by the Connecticut Department of Labor, Automation Support UnitDepartment of Labor Home PageGCEPD Home

3 Assist with proactive strategies to employ and retain people with disabilities Assist in expanding the talent pool to your business Previous PagePrevious Page | Next PageNext Page CTBLN Home Page CTBLN Home Page | Department of Labor Home Page | GCEPD Home Last Updated: March 1, 2014Department of Labor Home PageGCEPD Home Published by the Connecticut Department of Labor, Automation Support Unit The Governors Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities Connecticut Department of Labor

4 Current Initiatives Connecticut Business Leadership Network (CTBLN) Youth Leadership Forum (YLF) Start on Success (SOS) Previous PagePrevious Page | Next PageNext Page CTBLN Home Page CTBLN Home Page | Department of Labor Home Page | GCEPD Home Last Updated: March 1, 2014 Published by the Connecticut Department of Labor, Automation Support UnitDepartment of Labor Home PageGCEPD Home

5 Connecticut Business Leadership Network An initiative of the Presidents Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities since 1994 and part of the Governors Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities since 1999 Maximizing employment opportunities for people with disabilities Previous PagePrevious Page | Next PageNext Page CTBLN Home Page CTBLN Home Page | Department of Labor Home Page | GCEPD Home Last Updated: March 1, 2014 Published by the Connecticut Department of Labor, Automation Support UnitDepartment of Labor Home PageGCEPD Home

6 Connecticut Business Leadership Network Develops programs and initiatives bringing together key state and local organizations and employers to provide the educational and training services needed to assist companies in recruiting job applicants with disabilities Previous PagePrevious Page | Next PageNext Page CTBLN Home Page CTBLN Home Page | Department of Labor Home Page | GCEPD Home Last Updated: March 1, 2014 Published by the Connecticut Department of Labor, Automation Support UnitDepartment of Labor Home PageGCEPD Home Maximizing employment opportunities for people with disabilities

7 Youth Leadership Forum (YLF) Nationwide initiative of the former Presidents Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities, now a statewide initiative of the Governors Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities Provides a forum for Connecticut High School students with disabilities to explore their leadership potential Previous PagePrevious Page | Next PageNext Page CTBLN Home Page CTBLN Home Page | Department of Labor Home Page | GCEPD Home Last Updated: March 1, 2014 Published by the Connecticut Department of Labor, Automation Support UnitDepartment of Labor Home PageGCEPD Home

8 Youth Leadership Forum (YLF) Teaches leadership skills to high school students with disabilities to help them pursue their educational and career goals Previous PagePrevious Page | Next PageNext Page CTBLN Home Page CTBLN Home Page | Department of Labor Home Page | GCEPD Home Last Updated: March 1, 2014 Published by the Connecticut Department of Labor, Automation Support UnitDepartment of Labor Home PageGCEPD Home Provides a forum for Connecticut High School students with disabilities to explore their leadership potential

9 Start on Success (SOS) An initiative under the National Organization on Disability, which provides early training and paid work experience for high school students with disabilities Provides early training and paid work experience for students with disabilities Previous PagePrevious Page | Next PageNext Page CTBLN Home Page CTBLN Home Page | Department of Labor Home Page | GCEPD Home Last Updated: March 1, 2014 Published by the Connecticut Department of Labor, Automation Support UnitDepartment of Labor Home PageGCEPD Home

10 Start on Success (SOS) Focuses on urban low-income minority students with disabilities in the workplace Helps employers and employees without disabilities understand the advantages of hiring young people with disabilities Previous PagePrevious Page | Next PageNext Page CTBLN Home Page CTBLN Home Page | Department of Labor Home Page | GCEPD Home Last Updated: March 1, 2014 Published by the Connecticut Department of Labor, Automation Support UnitDepartment of Labor Home PageGCEPD Home Provides early training and paid work experience for students with disabilities

11 Start on Success (SOS) Establishes partnerships with students, teachers, parents, service providers, and employers to accomplish these goals Previous PagePrevious Page | Next PageNext Page CTBLN Home Page CTBLN Home Page | Department of Labor Home Page | GCEPD Home Last Updated: March 1, 2014 Published by the Connecticut Department of Labor, Automation Support UnitDepartment of Labor Home PageGCEPD Home Provides early training and paid work experience for students with disabilities

12 Hiring Individuals with Disabilities Untapped Labor Pool: 33.2 Million Working Age Adults Have a Disability (2000 U.S. Census) Previous PagePrevious Page | Next PageNext Page CTBLN Home Page CTBLN Home Page | Department of Labor Home Page | GCEPD Home Last Updated: March 1, 2014 Published by the Connecticut Department of Labor, Automation Support UnitDepartment of Labor Home PageGCEPD Home N.O.D. Harris Survey 2004

13 Finding Qualified Employees Specialized Placement Firms Government Organizations Community Organizations College Recruiting Previous Page Previous Page | Next PageNext Page CTBLN Home Page CTBLN Home Page | Department of Labor Home Page | GCEPD Home Last Updated: March 1, 2014 Published by the Connecticut Department of Labor, Automation Support UnitDepartment of Labor Home PageGCEPD Home

14 Contact Us Governors Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities 200 Folly Brook Blvd. Wethersfield, CT (860) Previous PagePrevious Page | Home PageHome Page CTBLN Home Page CTBLN Home Page | Department of Labor Home Page | GCEPD Home Last Updated: March 1, 2014 Published by the Connecticut Department of Labor, Automation Support UnitDepartment of Labor Home PageGCEPD Home


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