Online Dialogue on Careers and People with Disabilities

The National Council on Disability (NCD) and the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) are hosting an online dialogue: Encouraging People with Disabilities to Pursue Careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). This dialogue comes in response to a report from the Department of Commerce’s Economics and Statistics Administration which revealed a growth in STEM jobs three times the rate and at a 26% higher wage rate as compared to non-STEM jobs. People with disabilities are underrepresented in the STEM fields. NCD and ODEP would like to ensure that job opportunities in the STEM fields are open to everyone, including those with disabilities. The organizations are gathering input on recommendation to ensure such access. To participate, visit http://stemcareersforpwd.epolicyworks.org.