Fairfax County Disability Mentoring Day - 2009

Contact for News Media:
Grace Lynch, Communications Manager
Adult and Aging Division
703-324-5277, TTY 703-449-1186

October 15, 2009

News Highlights

  • Students and job seekers with disabilities will participate in the county’s Disability Mentoring Day on October 21.
  • Participants will learn job searching skills and job-shadow county mentors.

Students and Job Seekers with Disabilities To Participate in
Fairfax County Disability Mentoring Day

Over 30 Fairfax County high school students and adult job seekers with disabilities will participate in a county program that orients job seekers to careers in government and teaches job-searching skills. The daylong program will be held at the county’s Government Center in Fairfax on Wednesday, October 21.

Fairfax County Supervisor Penny Gross, Fairfax Area Disability Services Board Chairman Michele Hymer Blitz and Fairfax County Director of Human Resources Sue Woodruff, will speak to the participants at 10 a.m. Following this will be three morning seminars: Employment with Fairfax County; How to Write Effective Cover Letters and Resumes; and How to be a Successful Employee.

Participants will then meet their county job mentors and “shadow” them throughout the afternoon. Mentors were selected to best match the career goals and interests of the participants.

The following county agencies will host participants:

  • County Executive’s Office
  • Department of Family Services
  • Department of Community and Recreation Services
  • Department of Public Works and Environmental Services
  • Department of Purchasing and Supply Management
  • Department of Human Resources
  • Department of Information Technology
  • Department of Vehicle Services
  • Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board
  • Health Department
  • Library
  • Office of Emergency Management
  • Office of Public Affairs
  • Office of the Registrar
  • Park Authority

The program is sponsored by the Fairfax Area Disability Services Board and the Department of Family Services’ Disability Services Planning and Development program.

Fairfax County is committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of disability in all county programs, services and activities. To request this information in an alternate format, call Department of Family Services' Disability Services Planning and Development at 703-324-5411, TTY 703-449-1186.

Department of Family Services
Division of Adult and Aging Services/disability Services
Planning and Development
12011 Government Center Parkway, Suite 708
Fairfax, Virginia 22035-1104

NR: 172009

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