Summer Work Experience
WorkReady Summer Work Experience is a paid work-based learning program for high school students with disabilities. Students will work at a local business developed by WorkReady to learn the expectations and responsibilities associated with employment. In addition to their job tasks, the Work Experience will provide students the opportunity to learn all about the different aspects of the business including their products, operations, customer service, policies, hiring practices, marketing, transportation and safety. We believe “real people doing real work” is the best way to prepare our students for future employment.
Along with the student’s regular work responsibilities, the students will learn various aspects of the particular business they are working at. This will include products, operations, customer service, policies, hiring practices, marketing, and safety. Each week the job coach will cover a different aspect of the business with the students through discussion, hands on examples, visual aids and other learning tools, with the goal of helping them understand how the business operates and what it would mean for them to be employed there.