COD Awarded DEI Grant to Assist Students with Disabilities
Aug 2, 2016 4:47 PM -
College of DuPage recently received a grant through the Disability Employment Initiative designed to provide training and employment skills to individuals with disabilities. Open to District 502 community members aged 14 to 24 who disclose that they have a disability, the DEI program is designed to help students explore IT pathways and careers, complete an IT pathway program at College of DuPage and become gainfully employed. "The DEI project brings together agencies throughout DuPage County to help students successfully complete an Information Technology (IT) program pathway and become employed in the IT field," said College of DuPage DEI Grant Coordinator Jacqulyn Weaver. "Students will have opportunities to participate in job readiness boot camps, workshops, one-on-one career counseling, job shadowing, internships, special IT related events hosted at COD, and employer round table events, as well as a chance to receive grant funding for occupational training at College of DuPage."