Every day, people with disabilities can and do make important contributions to businesses.
Rather than be defined by their disability, these individuals are the sum of their many life roles -- which includes working at a job they love. MDI creates self-sufficiency by providing meaningful work in an inclusive environment, with nearly half of the workforce comprised of people with disabilities, working side-by-side. In support of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, MDI is highlighting someone every day of the month. Meet this weeks features and find all here.
Day 8: Marv: CFO
Day 9: Steve: Hand Assembler
What I like most about MDI is the opportunity to learn and continuously improve my work skills, something I can't do everywhere. I believe it is important for folks with disabilities to have employment, so they can continue to learn new work skills, too. MDI Employee of 33 years.
Day 11: Mike: Production Material Handler
I feel employment is important for everyone because you have to have money for your bills, for food, and you need money to do things that you enjoy - like hunting. Employee of MDI for 18 years.
Day 13: Matt: Hand Assembler
I really enjoy the jobs and friends I have made, plus folding and welding different totes and trays at MDI. I think it is important to have a job, so that you can make your own money.