East Tennessee Community Employment Consultant and Team Leader
Mike Sass is the Team Leader/East Tennessee Regional Employment Consultant with the Center for Literacy, Education and Employment. The Employment Consultants work as a team to provide professional development for the community rehabilitation agencies across the State of Tennessee by meeting with individual programs and conducting regional trainings. This team promotes best practices in areas such as job development, job coaching and natural supports. These services are funded by the Tennessee Department of Human Services, Division of Rehabilitation Services. The Consultants work closely with the Division of Rehabilitation Services personnel to facilitate the development of local employment opportunities for people with disabilities so that they may fully participate in their community.
Mike has been in this role since 1996. Previously, Mike started the vocational program at Helen Ross McNabb Center, was a district manager for Manpower, Inc., and transitioned high school students to employment. Mike and his wife, De, live in Sevierville and love to travel.