The Tulare County Office of Education is searching for businesses interested in hiring students from its Community Based Instruction classes.
The Office of Education says it wants to partner students from its Community Based Instruction classes with businesses that can provide them with key work skills.
Businesses can hire students in two ways: simple work projects like mailings and assembly at no charge or part-time paid work positions. Community Based Instruction staff provide initial supervision on-site.
Students in the Community Based Instruction classes already have work experience in areas such as restocking shelves, groundskeeping, custodial work in parks and community centers and food preparation assistance; they are paid through the WorkAbility I program, a grant from the California Department of Education.
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The Office of Education operates 11 Community Based Instruction classes in Visalia, Tulare, Porterville, Exeter and Dinuba. The goal of the classes is to help students learn to live independently after graduation at age 22.
For more information on business partnerships, call Tulare County Office of Education Administrator Sarah Hamilton at 559-733-2910 ext. 5128.