May 8, 2019 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Vadis, Pearl Room
1701 Elm Street East Sumner
WA 98390
Morgan Cain

This hands-on intensive training will outline useful tools to assess the job seeker and identify possible jobs and supports. We will clearly lay out next steps for job development and build strategies and talking points for an employer approach. 

Participants are asked to come with a specific job seeker in mind, as we will be developing individualized approaches for each.

In addition, from this training we will be looking to form a small representative cohort (allowing one representative from each participating agency) for continued learning. Those interested in joining the cohort will also meet in person on 5/9 (location TBD in Pierce County) from 1:30 – 3:30pm to go over the goals of this group. After meeting, the cohort will engage in five “Start to Finish” Webinars in which we will meet online one hour each subsequent month. Online sessions will take place on June 6th, July 11th, August 15th, September 5th, and October 10th from 9:30 – 10:30am.

This training series is co-sponsored by Wise and Pierce County Office of Developmental Disabilities and is open to Pierce County employment providers.

Outside of Pierce County and interested in attending? Please contact Tara Zink ([email protected])


Debra McLean

Debra is passionate about seeing all people obtain employment. She has been intrigued with community building and person centered planning as a way to see individuals with disabilities succeed in jobs that fit them since 1988. She has worked on a number of projects involving people with disabilities and employment. Debra provides training and consultation on employment and person centered planning in Washington and Oregon, and she has taught classes on these topics at Portland State University in the Teacher Education Program and for Highline Community College. She has worked with schools, families, agencies, businesses, and individuals, both in the U.S. and in Australia. Debra holds an MS in Rehabilitation Counseling and Deafness, and she is an enthusiastic walker and family member.

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