October 22 – Jameir Andrews (NDEAM Success Story)

Celebrating Our Successes!

Reflecting the important role that different perspectives play in workforce success, this year’s National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) theme is “Inclusion Drives Innovation.” Observed each October, NDEAM celebrates the contributions of workers with disabilities and educates about the value of a workforce inclusive of their skills and talents.

The Philadelphia “Employment 1st, Employment NOW!” Steering Committee is celebrating this year’s event with a month of employment success stories. Each day you will be receiving an email containing a new story about someone who is contributing to their community through employment. We invite you to join us as we celebrate their successes!

Jameir Andrews

Join IDEATE in congratulating Jameir on his success. Jameir has launched his business!! Using technology as a cornerstone of his communication strategy, Jameir can communicate with his customers and network like never before! #EmploymentFirstPA #successstories #NationalDisabilityAwarenessMonth #EveryDayLives #technology#underdogs

Full Transcript of Jameir’s Slideshow:

Title Slide: Jameir A with quote from George Couros, “Technology is not just a tool. It can give learners a voice they may not have had before.”

Slide 2: Showing a textile canvas, ”On canvas, cloth, or merchandise, multiples of 12 always add up. “

Slide 3: Image of Jameir with quote, “Jameir A uses technology to launch his emerging business and create his inventory.”

Slide 4: Jameir using an iPad, “He can communicate better with his coach and customers…”

Slide 5: Jameir using his computer, “…and promote his business in a way that wouldn’t have been possible years ago.”

Slide 6: In an art studio, “In his studio, he works hard to make inventory his customers will buy.”

Slide 7: Textile art on display, “or preparing for regional exhibits.”

Slide 8: Picture of Jameir, ”He enjoys going out in public to sell his merchandise…”

Slide 9: Jameir holding up a five dollar bill, “…so he can earn his wages.”

~ Submitted by RHD