Employer Outreach Committee
Mission: To develop a strategy to include the business community with promoting employment for people with disabilities.
- The Employer Outreach committee is currently exploring organizing a SC Affiliate of the US Business Leadership Network. A BLN affiliate seeks to advance disability inclusion within workplaces, marketplaces and supply chains within their designated territory. A local Affiliate is a business-led, business to business educational organization often lead by a lead employer. Members engage in networking discussions to increase their knowledge of community outreach, recruiting and interviewing, the accommodation process and barriers to employment. By participating in a business to business dialog, employers learn how to leverage their organizations for success. Being a part of the BLN sends a message to the community that the business is committed to including people with disabilities in the workforce.
- Entrepreneurship 101: The coalition is exploring entrepreneurship/self-employment options and opportunities for individuals with disabilities. A webinar was held on November 15, 2016 with 30 attendees. The archived entrepreneurship 101 Webinar can be found here.
- The Employer Outreach Committee also hosts an annual Employer Summit. To get involved with this project or anything else this committee is working on, contact Robbie Kopp, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Director of Advocacy & Community Access| Able South Carolina
803-779-5121, ext. 129