an Diego Committee on Employment of Persons with Disabilities

Welcome to the website of the San Diego Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities.

We invite you to attend our meeting which is held monthly on the second Thursday from 10:00 to 11:30 am at

California Department of Rehabilitation

7575 Metropolitan Drive

San Diego, CA 92108

Kevin Starks Memorial Scholarship application:

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/94458359/2014%20SDCEPD%20scholarship%20application.docx

 

Check back in a couple of weeks for the NEW site!!!

The SDCEPD works to promote employment opportunities for persons with disabilities through community action, providing free training to businesses and collaboration with public and private organizations. 

Membership:  SDCEPD is in need of committee members from the private sector (employers) to join our committee.  We have an excellent representation from various agencies that provide services to people with disabilities, but we only have a few from the private sector.  This is a great opportunity for Human Resources professionals to increase your knowledge of the benefits of hiring people with disabilities and to contribute toward increasing employment opportunities through volunteerism and supporting our events throughout the year. 

We also invite other organizations that provide employment services to people with disabilities to join our committee.   Your ideas and support is greatly needed and appreciated. 

Our website lists training opportunities and valuable resource information for both employers and people with disabilities.  We believe in making this website user-friendly and comprehensive for our visitors.  If there is specific information you are looking for that is either not listed on this website or you are unable to find elsewhere, please contact us at chair@sdjobtoberfest.org. 

We accomplish our mission through:

  • 'Jobtoberfest', An Annual Job Fair for People with Disabilities, held in October during National Disability Employment Awareness Month.  Jobtoberfest 2014 is on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at the Balboa Park Inn.
  • Hosting a community event the first quarter of each year on Tax and Financial Awareness for Individuals with Disabilities.
  • Co-Sponsor of Reflections, an annual exhibition of fine art by Artists with disabilities.
  • Sponsorship of other organizations and events that increase awareness for and in support of creating employment opportunities for people with disabilities.
  • Serve as a resource for upcoming Job Fairs and location of job training for people with disabilities.
  • Serve as a resource for employers who desire Disability Awareness Training or information on assistive technology or other methods to provide reasonable accommodation for employees with disabilities.