CAREERS Collaboration with Carmel High School Results in Award!


CAREERS Collaboration with Carmel High School Results in Award

Works for Me AwardCAREERS has collaborated with Carmel High School (CHS) for several years to provide school-to-work transition services, including setting up community internships, for students with disabilities. This successful collaboration provides a “supported employment” model designed to lead to paying jobs.

With our partnership and nomination, CHS received a 2012 Youth Transition Award from The New York Office for People with Disabilities (NYS OPWDD) at its annual“Works for Me” event in October. We nominated CHS for their strong commitment to providing job opportunities for high school students with disabilities.

Together, we provided services to 11 students in 2012, all of whom gained valuable skills in retail work, office administration, childcare, automotive detailing, food services and library science. Some of the students have even been offered paid positions!