Recently, Belinda Bockrath, Southern Area Manager, and I were interviewed on the Education Report with Gary Honert on a few radio stations near Dayton, OH.
Luckily, Justin Draper, the new Driver’s Education Manager at Capabilities, has a knack for doing some video editing. He kindly put together the audio from the event into some great videos. Here they are for your viewing pleasure.
Here is a picture of station where we recorded at.
Just wanted to let everyone know that Belinda Bockrath, our Southwest Area Manager, and I were recently interviewed for a few Clear Channel stations. We are going to be on the Education Report, with Gary Honnert. Here are the stations, times, and dates that you can listen to us:
Date: Sunday, October 14th, 2012
Station and Time:
We talked for about a half hour about a lot of interesting things, so please be sure to tune in!
If you can’t listen in at any of these times or are out of their coverage area, I am trying to get an audio version of this that we can share out to everyone.
The Wright State University is hosting the EmployAbility Expo 2012, which is a Career and Internship fair for people with disabilities. Here are all the details on the event:
Date: March 8th, 2012
Time: 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Location: Apollo Room of the Student Union of Wright State University
Address: 3640 Colonel Glenn Highway, Dayton, OH 45435 (Click her for directions)
Capabilities will have a booth there, and you should come out to see us! The event is for people with disabilities, and you should expect to have mock interviews on the spot. For the dress, the flyer (which is available if you click on the picture on the left) they have recommends business attire. Also, remember to bring plenty of copies of your resume!
For more information on the event, please visit the following websites
Event Page on Wright State’s Website
Facebook Page for the Event
Joe Hurlburt Using the Cash Register Donated by Sandy Mathews of EZ Promotions.
At Capabilities, we love when our employees have great new ideas! We especially like when the new ideas that our employees come up with lead to our consumers being better served.
One such idea that Joe Hurlburt, one of our career consultants out of our St. Marys Office, came up with involves training consumers on cash registers. Joe has been placing a lot of consumers in retail positions, and sometimes the positions involve running a cash register. Joe thought that he could prepare his consumers better if he had a cash register on which he could help train people before they got to their job.
Joe brought up this idea to one of our other career consultants in St. Marys, Emily Westerfield. Emily then took the initiative to go out and try to get some one to dontate cash registers so that we could train people with disabilities better. Emily ended up finding one cash register from Sandy Mathews (owner of EZ Promotions: check out their website here: http://www.ezpromotions1.com/). Emily was then able to get two more cash registers for our Toledo and Dayton Offices from the St. Marys, OH VFW (Post 9289).
It is great to see organizations coming together to help people with disabilities. The consumers at Capabilities are going to benefit greatly from some additional training that they can now receive from the use on these cash registers. Thanks for the great ideas Joe and Emily! Also, thanks to Sandy Mathews and the St. Marys VFW for donating the cash registers!
The Job Center in Dayton, OH, is hosting the Montgomery County Regional Career Expo. This is a great opportunity to meet some employers who are actually hiring right now. Here is the date and time of the event:
Thursday, June 9, 2011
10:00 am – 3:00 pm
The event is being held at the Dayton Convention Center. Here is the address for the Convention Center:
22 E. Fifth Street
Dayton, OH 45402
Employer at the expo will be hiring for these type of positions:
- Health Services
- Engineering, Finance, Logistics
For more information on the Career Expo, please visit this website: http://www.thejobcenter.org/component/content/article/125.html. They also have a nice and colorful flyer on this site that is sure to brighten up your day. It also lists some of the employers that will be there, so check it out!
A survey team from CARF International* will be visiting on March 9th, 10th, and 11th.
We invited the surveyors to evaluate how well we meet international standards for quality. The survey will tell us what we are doing well and ways we might improve. As a result of this survey, we may earn or continue accreditation.
As part of the survey, the surveyors will interview people who receive services, their families, our staff, and others. Some questions the survey team members might ask people are:
- Do we provide a clean and safe setting?
- Do you receive the services you need and want?
- Are you treated with respect?
- Do you take part in planning your services?
- Are you told what you need to know about your services?
- Are your questions answered in a way you understand?
- Do you know where to go with questions or concerns?
If you would like to talk with one of the survey team members or want to learn more about CARF International, please let one of our staff members know. You may also contact CARF International directly.
Mail: CARF International
6951 East Southpoint Road
Tuscon, AZ 85756
Toll-free telephone: (866) 510-2273
Fax: (520) 318-1129
*CARF International is an independent, not-for-profit family of organizations (including CARF, CARF Canada and CARF-CCAC) that provides accreditation in the field of human services.
We have just moved our office in Dayton! We have not moved far, but we have moved to a bigger location in the same building in Dayton.
With this new location, we have been able to open up a computer lab to help increase people’s skills on computers. We now offer a course that focuses on training people on the Microsoft Office suite of programs. The course meets daily and is customized to each individual that enters the course.
We would like to welcome the public to meet our staff at our open house on July 26th from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM. We are located at One Elizabeth Place in the West Medical Plaza. A light breakfast and lunch will be available.
If you are a person with a disability, and would like to see if you may be eligible to receive services from Capabilities, please come to this event. Capabilities looks forward to continuing helping people from Dayton with disabilities enter or renter the workforce.
We are looking to hire a new career consultant in the Dayton area! Here is a link to the job opening….
If you are interested, either reply to this job listing, or check out the Capabilities website (www.capabilitiesinc.biz) and look at the Careers section for information.