Work Without Limits presented Riverside Community Care’s Central Mass Employment Collaborative (CMEC) with the Innovator Award at their first annual conference. Riverside’s Central Mass Employment Collaborative has been recognized as a major influence in the Central Massachusetts community and as an innovator in the realm of providing assistance to individuals with disabilities to find employment. The award was presented to Don Hughes, Associate Division Director for Clubhouse & Employment Services Community Living Services Division, Stephanie L. Marks, Project Coordinator,(CMEC, David Beccia, Employer Liaison, (CMEC).
CMEC in an innovative program which partners organizations and state agencies to improve employment outcomes for individuals with disabilities. This is accomplished by implementing a collaborative approach to engage a wide variety of employers. CMEC efforts are focused on job development, broadening the types of employers providing opportunities for these individuals, and enhancing access to career-oriented training resources. Their efforts have resulted in quality jobs throughout Central Massachusetts with employers committed to the success of these individuals.
Work Without Limits “Raise the Bar, Hire!” Conference focused on advancing the employment of people with disabilities by featuring exhibitors, networking opportunities and break-out sessions to share and engage with industry leaders.
Work Without Limits is a statewide network of engaged employers and innovative, collaborative partners that aims to increase employment among individuals with disabilities. Their goal is to position Massachusetts as the first state in the nation where the employment rate of people with disabilities is equal to that of the general population.