Students Celebrate Business Partnerships | Business
The Disability Mentoring Day (DMD) program connects nearly 16,500 students and job seekers with disabilities to thousands of employers each year. The 2013 events took place at two Bibb County Publix stores.
There are more than 200 business locations across the country that host students in their community. DMD, usually held the third Wednesday in October, promotes career development through hands-on programs, job shadowing, and ongoing mentoring. This experience has helped thousands of past participants develop lasting relationships and secure internships or jobs. Bibb County CTI is a strong supporter of this program because of the opportunities it provides for students.
Westside, Hutchings Career Center, Rutland, Central, Northeast and Howard High Schools each brought three students to take part in this event. The students were able to work in various departments within the store, learning a variety of skills and techniques ranging from the selection of produce to customer service.