EPI-HAB’s controller, Torrey Rogers, volunteered his time earlier in October at the Building a D.R.E.A.M. Pre-Employment Fair. Rogers helped conduct mock interviews at the workshop, held in conjunction with Disability & Rehabilitation Employment Awareness Month, to prepare disabled job seekers for the Building a D.R.E.A.M. Job Fair.
To help its participants secure fulfilling, long-term careers, the Pre-Employment Fair’s agenda included resume reviews, interview prep, social media tips, guidance on how complete online applications as well as presentations by leading employers.
Representing EPI-HAB, Rogers was honored to be a chosen speaker at the event. In his presentation, Rogers discussed how to prepare and dress for an interview and offered general tips on what to say, what NOT to say and how to best communicate strengths to an employer or HR professional.
The Building a D.R.E.A.M. Pre-Employment Fair, set at GateWay Community College, is made possible through a coalition of state government programs, local non-profits, community partners and employers who recognize the value of an inclusive workforce and the positive community impact of connecting people with meaningful employment opportunities. Attendees are working to overcome a range of disabilities, including deafness, blindness, mobility problems and issues with emotional or learning development.
Careers at EPI-HAB
EPI-HAB Phoenix, Inc. is united around a single goal: “to provide meaningful employment for individuals with epilepsy and other challenges by performing valued work for area businesses.” For 60 years, the organization has always focused on the abilities of its employees, not their disabilities. And by supporting a variety of businesses of all sizes with a wide range of valued hand labor services, EPI-HAB continues to grow.
EPI-HAB is an innovative and self-sufficient not-for-profit organization. It does not receive government grants or charitable contributions. There is no “piece work” rate of pay, and all employees are paid at or above minimum wage, with work primarily taking place indoors, on site. The organization employs a very lean management staff, so all employees must independently contribute in order for EPI-HAB to be successful.
The organization values team members who treat others with respect, strive for excellence, and are invariably responsible. If you are looking for a dynamic career in an environment that promotes continuous learning and personal growth, please apply to EPI-HAB today.