Rosen Shingle Creek, a conference resort in Orange County near the Orange County Convention Center, has been designated a 2016 Exceptional Employer for its hiring of 26 people with disabilities in the last few years.

Orange County Public Schools and Quest, Inc. (which works in partnership with OCPS on job coaching for ESE students) worked in collaboration on the designation.

Rosen Shingle Creek is just one of the many partners of the joint OCPS and Quest program, which aims to assist students from the ages of 18 to 22 with skills that could help them get jobs.

The Agency for Persons with Disabilities (APD), Blind Services, Vocational Rehabilitation, and other partners recognized Rosen Shingle Creek’s dedication to hiring people with disabilities.

“The hotel staff treat the interns as regular employees,” a press release states. “They participate in employee orientation, staff meetings, and special events to learn what it is like to be a hotel employee.”

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