Early Work Experience Program Welcomes New Schools!
The start of the 2016-2017 school year brought new schools to our Early Work Experience Program. We are pleased to offer a variety of vocational experiences to students with developmental disabilities from all five of the high schools in Platte County. Students from high schools which visit weekly include North Platte, West Platte, Park Hill, Park Hill South, and Platte County. Lansing Middle School, Liberty High School, and Platte County Middle School have also joined our program.
Our Early Work Experience Program provides an integrated hands-on work environment where vocational and life skills are learned and practiced so students with developmental disabilities can obtain and maintain meaningful competitive employment
This is accomplished through teaching practical vocational skills in supportive environments where they can be practiced and perfected until an individual is ready to seek competitive employment. We also seek to educate the public and area businesses about the benefits of hiring individuals with developmental disabilities by operating our programs in the community where the public and potential employers can witness in action the vocational abilities of our Farmers and by engaging and educating area businesses about the advantages of hiring individuals with developmental disabilities.