Become or help support and Employment First Ambassador in Your Community
WI Employment First Ambassadors are individuals with disabilities who have jobs in their communities who advocate for policies and services that will help everyone with disabilities get jobs in their communities!
EF Ambassadors support the principles of Employment First and believe that:
- Everyone can work and there is a job for everyone
- Schools, families, and businesses must raise their expectations about work
- Employment is not a social service
- People are healthier, safer, and happier when they work
- Integrated employment is To
Each Employment First Partner across the state supports at least one Employment First Ambassador to be active in their community. EF Ambassadors receive training about Employment First and develop presentations to share their experiences with employment and why hiring people with disabilities makes good sense. They are involved in a number of activities, including:
- Meeting with legislators and policy-makers to tell them why it is important for people with disabilities to be working in the community
- Sharing their personal employment stories by presenting at conferences, meetings, and community events
- Meeting with employers to talk about why they work and like their jobs and why hiring people with disabilities is a win-win
- Being part of videos and public service announcements to help educate others about the importance of Employment First.
If you want to learn more about becoming an Employment First Ambassador check out the Become an Employment First Ambassador Presentation.
To learn more about how to support an individual with a disability to become an Employment First
Ambassador see: Employment First Ambassador Training Curriculum
If you would like to see some examples of Employment First Ambassador Presentations go to: