For the 57 million Americans living with disabilities, the largest barrier to Quality of Life is finding employment. There are 30 million Americans with disabilities of working age but only 20 percent of them participate in the workforce.
The barriers to employment usually stem from stigma about what individuals with disabilities can achieve and contribute to the workforce. A survey that we worked on with PwC found that many people try to hide their disability out of fear that stigma will keep them from getting a job or limit their job options.
Helping spark an interest in engineering and promoting STEM education in Colorado and around the world
On February 17, 2017, Dream Big: Engineering Our World, a new film that shows the far-reaching impacts of engineering, will premiere around the world. As part of a larger movement to address the call for increased Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) involvement from children from diverse backgrounds, this movie aims to bring engineering to the forefront of our culture.
The purpose of academia is to nurture and strengthen the next generation of leaders through research and critical analysis. Additionally, higher education aims to encourage individuals to investigate their interests and pursue a greater understanding of the world surrounding them. Today’s college students, many of whom are members of Generation Z, are some of the most inquisitive and confident scholars who demand campus communities built on the theories of peaceful coexistence and safety for all.
Want your children or students to be ready for the new kinds of jobs that are only now being invented? These four steps will help you help them get that dream green gig
There’s a green shift happening in the workplace as sustainability- and conservation-focused jobs grow across all sectors. Pathways to these positions are constantly evolving, though, and it can be daunting for students to map out their career paths.
So the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) is helping to educate and engage young people interested in sustainability jobs. Ahead of NWF’s EcoCareers Conference, here are four steps students can take to help get that dream green job.
Las Vegans urged to make a lifesaving donation as part of the Red Cross Centennial Celebration Feb. 27
LAS VEGAS, February 14, 2017 /3BL Media/ — It’s a safe bet that donating blood can help save lives. The American Red Cross is wagering that the Las Vegas community will answer the need.
MGM Resorts International, News 3, the CW Las Vegas and iHeartMedia (Sunny 106.5 and 93.1 The Mountain) are partnering to host a blood drive Monday, Feb. 27, from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., at T-Mobile Arena, located west of the Las Vegas Strip between New York-New York and Monte Carlo, at 3780 South Las Vegas Blvd.
Members of Arrow Electronics’ “Young Professionals” group recently volunteered with The GrowHaus, a Denver-area nonprofit indoor farm, community marketplace and educational center.
The 25 Arrow volunteers helped to pack food bags that would be donated to local families in need, and they also washed, chopped and boxed pallets of lettuce, mushrooms, seasonal produce and eggs for distribution to local markets and stores.
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