Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Amazing Race to Employment on October 12th in Medford

Amazing Race to Employment on Wed October 12th
What is it: a fun and effective way to connect with employers while building student confidence and communication skills
Purpose: The purpose of the 'Amazing Race to Employment' is to expose students with and without disabilities to local businesses where they might seek employment, while also exposing as many businesses as possible to students who want to work.
Objective of the 'Game': This game-like atmosphere involves small groups of students competing with one another to approach the most employers and gather the most business cards and job applications. Points are awarded for each employer contact, business card, and application. The team with the most points within the given time frame wins the game!
Who is Involved: 5 small groups of students with and without disabilities (3-5 students in each group make a team) and an adult chaperone/driver for each group.
When: Wednesday, October 12, 2016 7:45am-12:45pm
Where: Medford Area Community in Medford, Wi in Taylor County
This Amazing Race to Employment is possible thanks to an Employment First Grant from the Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities. Recognition to our special education teachers Beth van der Berg and Nikki Gripentrog for their organization and help.