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Clermont DD Board to Meet

The Clermont County Board of Developmental Disabilities (CCDD) will hold their regular monthly meeting on Thursday, April 27, at 5:30 p.m. at the Thomas A. Wildey Center, 2040 US Highway 50, Batavia, OH 45103 (near Owensville). Prior to the meeting, the Ethics Committee will meet at 5 p.m.

For additional information, please contact Lisa Davis at ldavis@clermontdd.org, or (513) 732-4921.

Clermont DD Hosts Reverse Job Fair

When you think of a job fair, you automatically think of tables hosted by various businesses in one large room…and when the doors open, people who are unemployed or looking to change jobs get the chance to meet employers and apply for available jobs.  Instead of this scenario, the Clermont County Board of Developmental Disabilities (CCDD) decided to try something different.

With the help of CCDD Business Advisory Council members from Ohio Means Jobs Clermont County and Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities, 15 individuals from CCDD participated in a Reverse Job Fair on March 21.  During a boot camp held March 16, 17, and 20, these job seekers learned important skills that included job readiness, appropriate dress for interviews and work, proper interview skills, and more.  On their final boot camp day, the job seekers created display boards about themselves and the skills they possess.  They left Ohio Means Jobs on March 20 a bit nervous but when they returned on March 21, they were in professional mode.

The Reverse Job Fair was open between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. and during that time, the job seekers stayed by their display boards while employers from the Greater Cincinnati area traveled around the room in a meet-and-greet style.  For some, this ultimately turned into mini-interviews, when employers chose to learn more about the applicants.  Nine businesses representing several stores and restaurants were in attendance:  Home Depot Mason; Goshen Kroger; Mt. Carmel Kroger; McDonald’s (representing restaurants in Mt. Carmel, New Richmond, Bethel, and Amelia); Amelia Kroger; Milford Walmart; Cherry Grover Kroger; Donato’s Pizza (representing restaurants in Milford, Mason, Symmes Township, and Blue Ash); and Red Robin Milford.

“The Community Employment Services Department at CCDD was very pleased with this first-ever endeavor,” said Scott Brown, Program Coordinator for Community Employment Services. “The experience that job seekers received and benefits that were offered through our collaboration with Ohio Means Jobs helped to further equip these potential employees with vocational goals.”

Job seekers who attended the boot camp and Reverse Job Fair were interested in manufacturing, food service, and grocery store customer service positions.  Dalton Booker of Williamsburg has worked in food service but said he would love to work at a library in the future.  Morina Bolin of Owensville was interested in the food service industry.

“I would like to work in a restaurant,” said Bolin.  “I enjoy the type of work offered in a restaurant.  It’s fun.”

Brown and members of his team from CCDD would like to make the Reverse Job Fair a yearly event.

“This was quite a success,” said Brown.  “We will discuss this at an upcoming meeting with our Business Advisory Council and then put together a process for a 2018 event.”

Visit the Community Employment Page of clermontdd.org to view a gallery of photos from the four-day event.  For information about job seekers from CCDD, contact Brown at sbrown@clermontdd.org or 513-732-4851.

 

March Board Meeting

The Clermont County Board of Developmental Disabilities (CCDD) will hold their regular monthly meeting on Thursday, March 23, 2017, at 5:30 p.m. at the Thomas A. Wildey Center, 2040 US Highway 50, Batavia, OH 45103 (near Owensville).   Prior to the meeting, the Ethics Committee will meet in the same room at 5 p.m.

For additional information, please contact Lisa Davis at ldavis@clermontdd.org, or (513) 732-4921.

Celebrating Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

Cody Blevins of Batavia Township accepted a proclamation from the Clermont County Commissioners on February 22, in celebration of Developmental Disabilities (DD) Awareness Month.

Each year, March is celebrated as DD Awareness Month to recognize the accomplishments of individuals with developmental disabilities.  During the month, CCDD will spotlight those served by the agency in a set of social media ads along with Hamilton, Butler, Warren, Green, and Montgomery Counties.  Additional information about other awareness activities can be found on the CCDD website at www.clermontdd.org.

Blevins attended the Commissioners meeting along with members of his family on behalf of the Clermont County Board of Developmental Disabilities (CCDD).  He is currently employed at Ovation Cinema and Grill, working in customer service and ticket sales.  Previously, Blevins interned with Ohio Means Jobs and the Clermont County Office of Technology, Communications, and Security.

For more information about CCDD and DD Awareness Month, contact ldavis@clermontdd.org.

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Picture Caption:  A proclamation celebrating Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month was presented by the Clermont County Commissioners on February 22. From left: Dan Ottke, Clermont DD Superintendent; David Uible, Commissioner; Cody Blevins, Ovation Cinema and Grill; David Painter, Commissioner; and Ed Humphrey, Commissioner
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CCDD Board Meeting

The Clermont County Board of Developmental Disabilities (CCDD) will hold their regular monthly meeting on Thursday, February 23, 2017, at 5:30 p.m. at the Thomas A. Wildey Center, 2040 US Highway 50, Batavia, OH 45103 (near Owensville).   Prior to the meeting, the Ethics Committee will meet in the same room at 5 p.m.

For additional information, please contact Lisa Davis at ldavis@clermontdd.org, or (513) 732-4921.