Mia Landi recently accepted the position of Youth Accessibility Research Intern at the Centre for Employment Innovation (CEI).
Having completed her third year in sociology at StFX, Mia has a passion for developing a deeper understanding of social inequalities, and more specifically, barriers faced by young children and youth with exceptionalities and disabilities. Through this opportunity with the CEI, Mia looks forward to listening to the stories of these youth in Nova Scotia.
As the Youth Accessibility Research Intern, Mia will be exploring why there is a gap in the workplace for youth with exceptionalities. Through her research, she hopes to examine programs and methods that could be used to encourage diversity in the workplace as well as provide support to both employers and employees.
This opportunity will further strengthen Mia’s passion for learning how to support youth, as well as provide resources that can be utilized to facilitate meaningful attachment to work for youth with exceptionalities across Nova Scotia.
I believe everyone should be provided with the opportunity to feel welcomed, accepted, and heard. With the opportunities provided to me through this experience, I feel grateful that I will be able to support an inclusive and diverse workplace for youth across Nova Scotia. In working with the CEI, I look forward to being part of a team that shares this vision as well as being part of a community that fosters this growth.