October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month. Recognizing the skills and talents of all individuals, students at East Side High School, in conjunction with the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services (DVRS), spent 9 weeks over the summer participating in a paid internship with ENABLE FedCap.
During the first two weeks, students participated in orientation to assist with learning about job readiness skills. Participants had the opportunity to spend six weeks at a job site of their interest and linked to a job coach to assist with on-the-job training. Students enjoyed the summer work experience while earning a paycheck for their work.
As a result, part-time employment was offered to students upon completion of the internship. Sincere thanks to East Side High School’s Child Study Team members who coordinated with The Office of Special Education’s Transition Coordinator, to support post-secondary options for students.