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Mentoring Day a chance to test drive jobs

Annual event benefits job seekers and employers

Disability Mentoring Day participant Eric Johnson, a Great Bend High School senior, studies an exhibit in the Raptor Center at Brit Spaugh Zoo Wednesday morning. The annual event is a chance for job seekers to check out different employment opportunities.

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Just because one has a disability doesn’t mean they can’t be a productive member of the workforce.
That’s the theme of the Disability Mentoring Day, a annual event sponsored by the Barton County Transition Council and Barton County Special Services. The seventh Mentoring Day took place Wednesday.
About 50 area job seekers of various ages with various disabilities visited just about the same number of potential employers through the morning. “They were job shadowing,” said Jennifer Welsch, DMD coordinator.
And that’s the idea. “They got to be in the business setting to see if it was ...

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