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    • January 26, 2017 in Education

    PHSC to Host a Hiring Individuals with Disabilities Lunch and Learn Event for Employers

    Pasco-Hernando State College will host an Open to All Lunch and Learn event for local employers on Thursday, March 16 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on the West Campus in New Port Richey, 10230 Ridge Road, in R151.  Employers will participate in a panel discussion and learn the benefits of hiring an individual with a disability. Strengthening a company’s work culture, followed by tax benefits, wage reimbursement and training assistance are a few of the topics on the agenda. Panel participants include: PHSC’s office of disabilities services; CareerSource Pasco Hernando; The Arc Nature Coast; Lighthouse for the Visually Impaired and Blind; Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services of Florida, Inc.; Connections Job Development Program; and the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).

    An “Open to All” job fair is scheduled to follow the lunch and learn event from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m., also in R151 where attendees will have the opportunity to meet with representatives from for profit, government, and non-profit organizations. Employers interested in meeting potential job seekers are encouraged to participate in the Open to All job fair as a vendor.

    For questions call Jackie Eden, PHSC assistant director of career and testing services at 727-816-3334. To register for the Open to All Lunch and Learn please go to www.inclusionworkslunchandlearn.eventbrite.com and to learn more about the Open to All job fair visit the upcoming events section at www.phsc.edu/careers.


    Pasco-Hernando State College (PHSC) serves the educational needs and interests of its community by awarding certificates, diplomas, associate and baccalaureate degrees. As a comprehensive, multicampus learning-centered institution, PHSC utilizes various instructional modalities and support services. PHSC provides an accessible, diverse teaching and learning environment rich with opportunities for students to achieve academic success and cultural growth in a global society.