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?
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
In 2017, 344 people participated in 172 mentoring matches at 102 businesses
95% of mentees and 92% of mentors experienced a good match on October 25th.
84% of mentees felt that the day had given them more confidence in their job search and 90% planned to contact their mentors again. These numbers indicate that mentors are providing valuable feedback and experiences that assist mentees with their future endeavours.
84% of mentees increase their confidence in their job search and 90% achieved their goals for the day.
78% of mentors would recommend their mentee apply to their workplace.
Dolphin is committed to the continued growth and development of DMD. What was begun based on potential, has transitioned into performance and sound results.