Program helps students with disabilities gain competitive employment

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Updated: 12/04/2013 12:14 pm

RENO, NEV. (KRNV & Mynews4.com)--A new program is helping young adults with disabilities gain the skills they need to become competitively employed. The Washoe County School District in partnership with the State of Nevada Department of Employment, Training, and Rehabilitation/Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation Education, held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the VOICE Program on Wednesday.

Vocational Opportunities for Inclusive Career Education or VOICE holds instruction for young adults who have graduated high school and are between the ages of 18 and 21.

48 clients are currently enrolled in VOICE.

Monday through Friday clients work on skills that will better their chances of succeeding in the work force.

"I just love how innovative this is that we're helping them get jobs, build skill sets, and frankly helping them become better adults," WCSD Superintendent Pedro Martinez says.

The VOICE program has already successfully placed students in employment settings since it began in August.

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Wannaknow - 12/4/2013 3:33 PM
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What a great program.
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