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Education: A Path to Employment
October 2018
The Pathfinder team is strong because of our diverse strengths! Help us create awareness about workforce diversity & disability employment by joining the social media #HireMyStrengths campaign for #NDEAM2018! 
Next Steps Grads: Where are they now?

Hallie Bearden
Inaugural Next Steps Class  of 2011, Former Pathfinder Intern

Hallie has been volunteering with the Read to Succeed Program in Murfreesboro since June of this year. She stamps the books and gets them boxed up and ready to go out to the schools in the area. For fun, Hallie is learning karate and attends a class twice a week. She also reads books and then participates in a discussion about the books with a book club. READ MORE >>
Caitlin Bernstein
Next Steps Class of 2015, Former Pathfinder Intern
  My name is Caitlin Bernstein and I graduated Next Steps at Vanderbilt in April 2015. I interned at the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center in my last year of the program as a research assistant putting data in the computer, making copies, assisting with special events like conferences and trainings that we have.  READ MORE >>
Willing to Work 

"It’s a jungle out there for job-seekers with disabilities!  Wilbert Johnson tells us how he was able to get his dream job and provides tips for fellow job-seekers."

Call us with questions!


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(615) 875-5083
Check out Tennessee's Post-Secondary Programs!
EDGE (Union University)
FUTURE (University of Tennessee)
IDEAL (Lipscomb University)
Next Steps at Vanderbilt
TigerLIFE (University of Memphis)
Important Dates (Academic Year 2019-2020):
Oct. 1 - EDGE begins accepting applications.
Nov. 15 - Next Steps early consideration deadline.
Jan. 15 - Next Steps regular consideration deadline & IDEAL application deadline.
May 1 - TigerLIFE application deadline.

 *2019-2020 FUTURE program deadlines TBD!*
Call Pathfinder
By Karen Mevis
Hi, I’m calling for my brother because he dropped out of school almost two years ago and I’m worried about him. He was really frustrated in school and our uncle offered him a job, and he took it. But it is just physical labor in Paris. I think now he understands that he needs a diploma to go any further. How can he get his GED? READ MORE >> 
This project is partially funded under grant contracts with the State of Tennessee, the Tennessee Council on Developmental Disabilities, Tennessee Department of Health, Tennessee Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities.

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