Welcome to our new Employment Blog! The Arc Employment Services team is comprised of Colleen Gibson and Kate Goetzinger. Colleen and Kate will be blogging about topics in the employment field and resources for adults with disabilities who are employed or seeking employment.
Together this dynamic duo assists adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) in finding and maintaining employment. They also partner with employers as they hire and support individuals with disabilities. The Arc Davidson County’s Employment Services program is at the forefront of one of the nation’s hottest topics, employing people with disabilities.
Colleen Gibson, Employment Services Coordinator, has a B.S. in Business Administration and is working on her M.A. in Ministry and Disaster Relief. Colleen has been with The Arc Davidson County’s Employment Program since its inception in 2013. Colleen is a veteran when it comes to assisting individuals with IDD in Metro Public Schools and in the Employment field. She has two children, a daughter and an adult son with disabilities. She believes 100% that all individuals are employable with the appropriate supports in place.
Kate Finn, Director of Employment Services, has a B.A. in Psychology. Prior to joining The Arc Davidson County in October 2013, Kate worked as an educator for 12 years in private high schools, holding various positions including: Technology teacher, IT Director, and Admissions Director. Throughout her employment, Kate has enjoyed working most with families with students who have disabilities.