To provide Ohio employers with valuable information and resources that enable them to enhance their diversity initiatives through the successful recruitment, selection, training and retention of a workforce that includes individuals with disabilities.
"OhioHealth has been on a journey to support individuals with disabilities since 2007, and with the Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities Agency (OOD) has been an integral part of the process. We initially partnered with OOD by having a vocational rehabilitation counselor as the single point of contact for our program by assisting with job placement and accommodations. Through continued collaboration, it has led to a partnership with OOD counselors through two Project SEARCH internship programs which are business led and prepare students for competitive, integrated employment. OhioHealth is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion throughout our organization and this connection supports our cardinal value to honor the dignity and worth of each person."
Chris Moranda, LSW CDMS, Manager of Disability Services
"When businesses identify the strengths of employees with disabilities, then put them in jobs that match their skills, those employees turn out to be faithful, low turnover, hard-working employees."
Teresa Tanner, Executive Vice President - Chief Human Resource Officer, Fifth Third Bank