WorkAbility program seeks business partners |

WorkAbility program seeks business partners

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South Tahoe High School WorkAbility is looking for businesses to participate in its program.

WorkAbility provides pre-employment skills training, worksite training, and follow-up services for youth in special education who are making the transition from school to work, a press release stated. The program offers students the opportunity to complete their secondary education while also obtaining marketable job skills through weekly lessons, job shadowing and on-the-job training.

Participating students are 16 to 22 years old and range in ability levels. Organizers aim to put students in a role in which they will be successful, the release stated. The employer is responsible on a daily basis to oversee the work that the student is completing. In addition, the WorkAbility staff supports the student and employer.

Employers who are willing to give students on-the-job training as part of the program will be reimbursed for the first 40-60 hours of employment, the release stated. The point of the program is to provide students with job experience.

Any businesses interested in participating or who would like more information are asked to contact Hannah Carter at 530-541-4111, ext. 251.

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