Pride Mobility Products® and Quantum Rehab® offered approximately 20 Luzerne Intermediate Unit (LIU) 18 students with disabilities an opportunity to be mentored by career professionals in various fields during Disability Mentoring Day (DMD) 2018 on Thursday, Oct. 18 at the company’s Duryea facility.
DMD originated at the White House in 1999 and is designed to bring students with disabilities into the workplace where they can learn about various career paths. Through Pride and Quantum’s 9th Annual DMD event, participants had the opportunity to meet with professionals to learn the typical job responsibilities and the necessary knowledge and skills needed for a specific vocation. Careers in research and development, sales, technical service, and production were highlighted. The students were able to tour the production area and see a brand-new, expanded test lab.
Denise Truesdale, Vice President of Human Resources at Pride and Quantum, said she is proud that LIU 18 is including Pride and Quantum in their Practical Assessment Exploration System (PAES) Program in 2019 through Disability Mentoring Day.