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MDC Receives Strategic Employment Placement Initiative Grant
Start Date: 11/27/2018Start Time: 10:00 AM
End Date: 11/27/2018
Event Description:

Miami Dade College (MDC) will receive a $250,000 Strategic Employment Placement Initiative Grant from The Able Trust at 10 a.m., Tuesday, November 27.  MDC President Dr. Eduardo J. Padrón and Dr. Susanne Homant, President & CEO of The Able Trust, will be at the presentation for the three-year grant, which addresses the employment placement of Floridians with disabilities. 

"We are incredibly grateful for this grant, which will undoubtedly support MDC’s continuous efforts to increase employment opportunities for all individuals, especially those with disabilities who will benefit from great opportunities to contribute to our state’s economic development,” said Dr. Padrón. 

The grant will be awarded for the MEED+ (Model for Enhanced Employment Development Plus) program. MEED+ will focus on the three goals for the project, with a theme of increasing the employability of students with disabilities at MDC. These goals are: 1) increase internship and job placements for students with disabilities; 2) increase individual career development sessions and career services sessions; and 3) increase career services workshops for students and disability awareness workshops for employers and organizations in the community.

“The Able Trust is excited to partner with Miami Dade College,” said Dr. Homant. “This grant will enable Miami Dade College to augment and enhance MEED+, which will provide additional services for individuals in South Florida with disabilities to find successful employment. Supporting programs like MEED+ is vital and are boons for both the individuals who use the program and the south Florida community.”

The Able Trust provides opportunities for successful employment for Floridians with disabilities. The organization provides funds to qualifying organizations that have established or want to develop employment placement programs that assist individuals with disabilities to achieve employment in their communities and in their career fields.

Location Information:
Wolfson Campus - Building 6
Room: 6100
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About The Able Trust
The Able Trust is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Its mission is to be a key leader in providing Floridians with disabilities opportunities for successful employment. The Able Trust supports numerous diverse projects, including the High School High Tech program, youth leadership training, work experience training and technical assistance, transportation assistance, career development training, employment and career path direction and assistance to businesses as they seek the employment of people with disabilities. Since its beginnings, The Able Trust has worked with community organizations in every county in Florida to put thousands of people with disabilities to work. To learn more about The Able Trust, please visit AbleTrust.org and follow @AbleTrust.
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