Both leadership and partnership are key goals for CCS. FY2022 coincided with Ashley Dubois’ first year of a two-year term as President of the Vermont Chapter of APSE (Association of People Supporting Employment First). Ashley serves as Employment Coordinator in our Way2Work program, so she’s a natural fit for an organization that seeks “to facilitate the full inclusion of people to facilitate the full inclusion of people with disabilities in the workplace and community.”
“I’m excited to be on a team dedicated to rebuilding and expanding our VT APSE chapter,” Ashley said. “I’ve enjoyed getting to know folks from different areas that are doing similar work to us here at CCS, and collaborating on how to better support Employment First in Vermont.”
A vital component is training, and APSE partnered with the Center on Disability and Community Inclusion (CDCI) at UVM to provide a “Mobile Technologies” training, featuring Tony Gentry, at Lake Morey Resort in May. Ashley noted that it was the first training event hosted by Vermont APSE since October 2019.
“We have a goal of offering more trainings and events for supported employment professionals,” Ashley said. “So, stay tuned for more to come!”