Posted On: March 31, 2020
In the midst of our office’s closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the staff is working hard to virtually bring its programs to our candidates, companies and the community. We are doing what we’ve always done best — adapting. Here’s how your favorite programs are accommodating to meet your needs in this uncertain time.
Starkloff Career Academy
The Starkloff Career Academy staff conducted a phone survey, calling all current and former participants to assess their critical needs and the impact the Coronavirus has had on them. Even in this situation, we know our corporate contacts are still hiring and are prepared to help our job seekers succeed.
Our DREAM BIG program for youth with disabilities knows our students and families need resources now more than ever.
Dream Big Career Camp registration is open. Our Youth Programs team is meeting remotely with interested families (16 this week alone) and making arrangements for an alternative summer experience on the chance that corporate visits are unavailable.
We are providing educators with a worksheet to give to students that goes along with the movie Crip Camp, so they can use this as a learning opportunity in their online classrooms.
Colleen Starkloff Talks Disability
Colleen Starkloff is talking disability virtually to groups across St. Louis.
On March 18, Colleen spoke to the St. Louis chapter of SHRM via webcast in their recording studio. This unique opportunity allowed her to turn her presentation into a conversation with host, Ken Ketsenburg and the 75 people attending virtually.
In addition, Colleen is using her voice to advocate for people with disabilities to receive adequate medical care in the midst of this COVID-19 crisis. She has been published in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, featured on KSDK, and is leading Centene’s Disability Advisory Council to help the nation’s largest Managed Care Organization prepare to give people with disabilities the medical support they may need in this critical time.
We are continuing to research available resources that will benefit our participants. All are available on our website or can be requested via email (email@example.com) or over the phone.