Pac Rim 2024

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Hawai'i Summit on Employment First

Thursday, February 29, 2024
8:30 AM – 4:00 PM (HST)

Hawaiʻi Convention Center

1801 Kalākaua Ave
Honolulu, HI 96815

Building on the momentum of Hawaiʻi’s Employment First efforts to increase and improve employment among people with disabilities, the 2nd Annual Summit on Employment First will bring together self-advocates and those who support their full participation in work and careers. The post-conference summit will feature a full day of training, inspiration, and collaboration to expand competitive integrated employment and community inclusion.

The Employment First movement seeks to help ensure that people with disabilities can enter the workforce with the same aspirations and opportunities as others without disabilities. The summit will feature speakers, workshop style training sessions, and a panel of subject matter experts working to help us build capacity in our state. Hawaiʻi Employment First seeks to improve education, training, and employment opportunities and outcomes for adults with disabilities in Hawaiʻi.