• Work Study

    Students participate in a supervised work study program.  They participate in an employment process that includes completing an application, submitting a resume, selecting a job site, and interviewing with a staff member.  Students are assigned job sites based on interest, work independence, and skills. Younger students typically work at a larger site where there are multiple workers and supervisors.  As students mature, we are able to accommodate their specific interests more.  Some students become so skilled they are able to attend a site independently.   Students earn work points daily and complete an evaluation chart.  The work points are then rewarded in two ways.  Students who earn 36 points (or three smiles) weekly cash in to check out a video on Fridays.  Cumulatively, the work points are calculated into a quarterly stipend as well which is used to teach banking and budgeting. As the students work, they are building an employment portfolio which includes a cover page, picture resume, letters of recommendation, progress reports, and self-evaluations.

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  • Mat-Su Animal Shelter

    Student responsibilities include light cleaning, laundry, and helping customers select their new best friend.

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  • Senior Center

    Students clean an entire dining area.  Often they assist with food storage.  They greet and socialize with elders.

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  • Profiles of Excellence Daycare

    Student responsibilities include washing and sanitizing tables. The floors must be swept and mopped. The garbage is taken out and the bathrooms/drinking fountains cleaned.

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  • ATT Sports Center

    Gym floors are swept and damp mopped.  Laundry is taken care of.

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  • Palmer Day Center

    Student washes dishes and does other light cleaning.  Other responsibilities include helping set up games for elders.

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  • Palmer Machinery

    Independent job site learning skills related to welding and machine shop.

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  • Carrs Palmer

    Student is learning to be a courtesy clerk. A courtesy clerk greets customers by introducing themself, bagging groceries, and asking if the customer would like help out with groceries.

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Last Modified on August 31, 2017