An upcoming lunch and learn event will offer strategies to support those with disabilities in the workplace.

The Howell Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting the event this Wednesday. Officials say creating a diverse workforce is important to every organization. The event will focus on how to best support a diverse workforce, including supporting those with disabilities in the workplace. The collective discussion will include a presentation from Excel Employment Options and the Abilities Alliance of Livingston County.

Conversation topics include addressing barriers to employment as it relates to a disability but also informing businesses on how to provide competitive employment opportunities to people with disabilities. That can include training and job analysis with business staff and skills analysis with potential employees. Attendees will further learn about accommodation services, connecting to partner assets and services, and ADA Services. The lunch and learn event will run from 11:30am to 1pm Wednesday at the Howell Chamber building on East Washington Street. The cost is $20 and includes lunch and materials.

Registration information is available through the link. (JM)