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Newsletter – May 31, 2022

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Our Strategic Business Partners and Markets

Mind Shift Welcomes Eaton Corporation

Eaton Corporation improves the quality of life and the environment through the use of power management technologies and services. Eaton is a global company selling
products to customers in more than 175 countries.

In Wisconsin, Eaton has five locations with about 1,500 employees.

Mind Shift is proud to provide talent to work in assembly and light industrial positions at Eaton’s recently expanded facility on Badger Drive in Waukesha. Take a virtual tour of the facility.

Eaton provides sustainable solutions that help customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power – more safely, more efficiently and more reliably.

Eaton is a top-scoring company on the 2021 Disability Equality Index and recognized as a Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion.

Learn more at www.eaton.com.

Did you know...

According to Autism Speaks, more than half of young adults with autism remain unemployed and unenrolled in higher education in the two years after high school. This is a lower rate than that of young adults in other disability categories.

And that…

Nearly half of 25-year-olds with autism have never held a paying job.

Mind Shift functions to change this and looks to a brighter future where all are valued for their different ways of thinking.

Our Amazing Talent

By Alexa Gorres, Employment Team Member

In the month of April, the Twin Cities Employment Services Team participated in two fairs. One that took place was held by Disability:IN Minnesota with their 2022 INclusive Career Fair. At this career fair, the Twin Cities ES Team had the chance to present Mind Shift to all the business participants and the individuals with differing abilities who were in attendance.  This career fair took place virtually, there were three individuals who met one-on-one with our ES Team. Of those three, one took interest and proceeded to move forward with Mind Shift.

The other fair was a resource fair for individuals who are transition students of all differing abilities, held by Northwest Hennepin Community College. Our Twin Cities ES Team had the chance to talk to many individuals and their families.

There were nine individuals/families who took interest, and two have proceeded with Mind Shift. While participating in this resource fair, our Twin Cities ES Team created three new community partners (MICC, Hennepin Technical College, and SPARK). The three individuals who proceeded with Mind Shift are currently waiting to take part in the next ESTA training.

June Job Fair Announcement

Mind Shift to partner with MN Job Training Services in Wright County
We are excited to announce that a job fair will be held:
Thursday, June 16, 2022
10AM – 12:30PM
Central Minnesota Jobs and Training Services
406 E Seventh St, Monticello, MN  55362
Business Partners attending will be Pellco Machine, Boston Scientific – Maple Grove, ToxAlert, EA Sween and Plymouth Industries.  For information on these organizations see the links below.
To register for the Job Fair go to this link and choose a time slot to attend.

Why do you donate?

Mind Shift to partner with MN Job Training Services in Wright County

“I have been an independent cabi stylist for less than a year. The cabi company and my fellow stylists are very giving. The company’s heart of cabi foundationpositively changes lives of women and children at home and around the world.  I chose to raise money for Mind Shift as I have been blessed to have experienced several wonderful people who are on the Autism spectrum.  Mind Shift has made a difference in the life of one of my client’s children. I am passionate about supporting organizations that make a difference.”


-Terri G, Minneapolis Area Market

All the best,

Joy Kieffer
Mind Shift Executive Director