What do you get when you take:
A non-profit specializing in labour market information to identify skills gaps and opportunities to meet employer demand for skills?
Dolphin Disabilities Mentoring Day facilitates the pairing of job-ready persons with disabilities (pwd) with companies that utilize the skills they have or are developing through training. The mentees gain insight from practicing professionals around job requirements, jobs duties and tasks and where mentee skill sets are a best fit. The mentees are demonstrating to local employers that it is their ability that counts, not their disability. For the Mentoring organizations, the time spent with the mentees shows businesses examples of the breadth and depth of skills that persons with disabilities offer and is an opportunity to ensure that company policies and facilities are welcoming to all persons.
The Growth of the Day
The success of Dolphin DMD 2018
In 2018, 476 people participated in 238 mentoring matches at 139 businesses across Canada.
94% of mentees and 91% of mentors experienced a good match on October 25th.
85% of mentees felt that the day had given them more confidence in their job search and 89% planned to contact their mentors again. These numbers indicate that mentors are providing valuable feedback and experiences that assist mentees with their future endeavours.
96% of mentors recognized that Dolphin DMD plays a role in promoting the hiring of persons with disabilities.