For those served by Shelby Co Board of DD, if you are ages 14-21 and still in high school, you should have received flyers for the Work Experience Program and Career Exploration Camp in the mail. Registration begins on May 3! Now is a good time to look through the information and think about which options are best for you.
Summer Work Experience
This program is a collaboration between the Shelby County Board of Developmental Disabilities and area businesses. It is for students ages 16-21. A work experience helps students learn work skills under job coach guidance, as well as explore their own interests before departing High School. Students are paid minimum wage for work they perform during this time. The Summer Work Experience program includes the Skills to Pay the Bills class and choices of 1 or 2 work experiences (dependent on availability).
You can see all information, including a list of work options, for the Summer Work Experience here:
Career Exploration Camp
There are two opportunities for the Career Exploration Camp. One is open to students ages 16-21 years. The second is open to students ages 14-15 years.
In the session for ages 16-21, we will explore career opportunities by touring many area businesses. Our goal is to get students thinking about employment opportunities for their future. You can see all information for the 16-21 Career Exploration Camp here:
In the session for ages 14-15, we explore careers with a morning class about job skills including team building, communication, and problem solving. Then, in the afternoon we use our skills while volunteering in the community. Our goal is to get students thinking about their future after departing school. You can see all information for the 14-15 Career Exploration Camp here:
Here is a look at the Summer Work Experience and Career Exploration Camps from last year. We hope you enjoy the experience as much as they did!