The Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress (MDSC) and Riverside Community Care’s Central Massachusetts Employment Collaborative (CMEC) co-hosted a free workshop to educate employers on ways to expand their workforce by hiring people with disabilities. Representative Jeffrey Roy talked about the connection between members of the MDSC and government work.
“I know one thing that’s important is to get folks into the workplace with meaningful jobs, and the state has been a partner in that effort.”
Rep. Roy has been a Representative for the Massachusetts House since 2012. He serves as a joint committee member for the Labor and Workforce Development Committee and for the Ways and Means Committee. He has been a steadfast supporter of disability services and has been a regular attendee of the MDSC’s Buddy Walk & Harvest Fair every year in Central Massachusetts.
Rep. Roy talked about different initiatives that he is currently following that are trying to move people into more meaningful jobs. He mentioned the Inclusive Concurrent Enrollment Initiative and Representative Sannicandro’s Higher Education bill, both of which push for people with differing abilities to receive higher education and skill training. Roy also told the attendees about his plans to re-file a bill for student loan repayments.