Disability Mentoring Day Registration Begins


Last year, nearly 30 employers and/or organizations and over 350 individuals participated in the Greater Kansas City Disability Mentoring Day and Job Fair, sponsored by the City of Olathe and the Olathe Persons with Disabilities Advisory Board. This year’s event will take place at the Bell Cultural Center, 2030 E. College Way, on the Mid America Nazarene University campus. The event is scheduled for Friday, October 15 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Again this year, the event will showcase the many talents and skills disabled employees bring to the workforce and match them with potential employers. In addition, the program will assist disabled job seekers in developing resumes as well as job search and interview skills.

Event check-in begins at 8:15 a.m. Informational workshops and a guest speaker are planned between 9:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., with lunch running from 11:30 a.m. until noon. The job fair will run from noon until 3:00 p.m.

Registration for job seekers, employers or organizations is requested and currently being accepted. Registration for the Olathe event closes after September 30.

For more information or to register contact Brain Ellefson at (913) 239-9776 or briman3@kc.rr.com or Barney Mayse at (913) 262-1294 or bmayse@thewholeperson.org. Additional information is available at www.dmd-kc.org or www.dmd-aapd.org.

In addition to the Johnson County event, the Disability Mentoring Day Committee will be hosting a similar event on October 26 at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation Conference Center in Kansas City, Missouri.

The Johnson County event is made possible by the Greater Kansas City Disability Mentoring Day Committee and the Olathe Persons with Disabilities Advisory Board.

Donations are welcome to offset the events’ cost.

MEDIA NOTE: PDAB Chairman Mark Gash and Event Chairman Brian Ellefson are available for interviews. In addition, they welcome opportunities for in-studio visits to share important information about the skills and abilities those with disabilities offer employers.