MTC’s success comes from our commitment to an in-depth knowledge of each person we serve.
Resume’ preparation and interview etiquette
Job development and utilizing an individual's community support network
Web-enhanced job search
Mock interview sessions
Transportation and travel training
Community based job observations
Job fair attendance
Competitive job placement services
On-the-job training and skills acquisition
Job maintenance services and utilization of natural supports
Interpreting services in American Sign Language
ADA assistance and employer/co-worker sensitivity training
Career advancement support and financial benefits planning
Acquiring needed job-skills,
Developing job opportunities,
Obtaining the job,
Providing on-the-job training,
Soft skills training and guidance, and
Developing natural supports.
Supported Employment utilizes a one to one person-centered approach in obtaining competitive employment by utilizing the support of an Employment Coach for job development, intensive systematic job training and job maintenance services for the duration of employment This best practice approach is essential for ensuring satisfaction and success throughout the employment process.
Hiring and retaining qualified individuals with disabilities will position a business to create products and provide services that will generate the loyalty of the second largest minority group in the United States.
According to the 2010 NOD/Kessler Foundation Harris Survey, “There is no significant difference between people with disabilities and their nondisabled peers in their ability to acquire new skills, their absenteeism, their flexibility to adapt to new situations and their dedication.”
88% of Americans prefer to give their business to employers who hire people with disabilities. (Source: Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation 2006)
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Employment Services for Individuals who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing
HEAR (Hearing Education Awareness& Recruitment)
Empowerment, Diversity and Inclusion
• Employment services for individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing
• Diversity Training for Employers
• Customized Employment Services for Job Seekers and Businesses
Grant funding from The Able Trust is expanding MTC’s services to people who are deaf and hard of hearing. This includes young people seeking first time employment and adults seeking a new job or advancement on their chosen career path.
HEAR is expressly designed to provide individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing, who have traditionally been underserved, the opportunity to gain employability skills, vocational counseling, resume preparation, job development, job placement assistance, interpreting services in American Sign Language, job maintenance (follow-along), career advancement, benefits planning, and service coordination.
Cindy Tutko, pictured here with clients at MTC’s annual Celebrate Success dinner, which honors people working independently in the community, is one of MTC’s three ASL Employment Specialists. Cindy has a 25 year long track record in serving those with hearing challenges and well documented ability to meet the needs of the individuals and employers. MTC’s ASL Employment team often makes the difference between employers who feel confident in their ability to manage and train employees who are deaf and hard of hearing and those who do not. Individuals with hearing deficits are an underserved population presenting unique challenges relative to finding appropriate employment and ensuring support with communication deficits as it relates to job performance.
Diversity Trainings are available to employers. Our team works together with the shared goal to change stereotypic employer attitudes, unconscious bias and outright employment discrimination, which often denies people with disabilities the chance for employment. Through exposure to our many resources, those situations in which an employer is willing to provide an employment opportunity to an individual, but may lack the confidence or awareness of the supports available, may instead have successful outcomes of meaningful, full time employment.
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