Hamilton High School's WorkAbility Program provides special education students (age 16-21) the opportunity to complete their secondary education while obtaining marketable job skills.
These students work in the community, earning a paycheck, but more importantly, learning valuable life skills. In the classroom they learn how to complete applications, resumes, video resumes, portfolios and cover letters. Additionally, they learn job search skills and participate in practice interviews.
Watch a presentation of our students at work http://spark.adobe.com/page/QQVqz/
We just finished another successful summer program. This year we had 11 students working in the community, learning valuable job skills from our community partners.
Thanks to Anza CO OP for providing 3 of our students the opportunity to learn what working in an office environment was like and helping with the mock interviews. Also, thank you very much for providing the students with beautiful Workability shirts. The kids loved them.
Additionally, thanks to Pathfinder Ranch for allowing 4 of our students the opportunity to learn job skills they will need after high school.
This Summer our business partners included :
Anza CO OP
Paws and Claws
This year the students learned how to complete and submit an online application. They also completed a paper resume and a video resume. They learned how to use Google docs and Google drive to create and submit assignments to the teacher, (good practice for college). As always a big thanks to our Workability Coach, Kim Szymanski, who lines up businesses, helps with the assignments, and drives the students to their job-sites.