CAREERS and Putnam County Host Mentoring Day

Putnam County hosts Spring Mentoring Day

Carmel, New York ... Putnam County students and adults had another chance to work at a job that interests them as CAREERS Support Solutions (formerly CAREERS for People with Disabilities) coordinated a spring Mentoring Day on May 18th. A collaboration with Putnam County Executive Mary Ellen Odell, the event pairs mentors from County Departments with individuals interested in learning what it takes to be successfully employed.

“Mentoring Day has been so well received, we decided to do Putnam’s sixth event in the spring. This will give students another chance before graduation to see what it takes to be effective in the workplace,” remarked CAREERS Executive Director Tina Cornish-Lauria. “County Executive Odell and her staff do a wonderful job making all participants feel like they are part of the team, and everyone learns from their morning working together,” Cornish-Lauria said.

Participants from CAREERS, Carmel High School and Brewster High School and Putnam ARC were matched with volunteer County mentors, based on their interests. County departments participating included the IT Department, Senior Resources, Bureau of Emergency Services, Finance and Highways and Facilities, among others. Participants worked side by side with mentors for several hours learning computer, organizational and administrative skills, customer service and maintenance, as well as visiting and learning about many county facilities.

About CAREERS Support Solutions, Inc.

Since 1987, CAREERS has provided job placement and support services to people with disabilities in Westchester and Putnam Counties, and provided services to over 2,600 individuals with disabilities. CAREERS’ mission is to insure that all individuals with disabilities find sustained, meaningful employment in the communities in which they live. We work one-on-one with each client and employer to facilitate ongoing success in the workplace and help those with disabilities reach their maximum level of self-support and self-reliance. All of CAREERS’ services are provided free of charge to clients and employers.

For additional information about how CAREERS helps individuals with disabilities, call CAREERS at 845-225-8007. For more information, please visit


Photo caption:

Yosselin Morales from Brewster High School receives a certificates from County Executive Mary Ellen Odell for her efforts in the Probation Department during in Mentoring Day 2017.
Submitted by Brewster, NY

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