CLEAR LAKE, IA – One thing that should not keep anyone from getting a job is a disability.
That’s the message a state program and local high school want to make clear.
On Thursday night they got together with parents of children with disabilities to provide them with information to make it easier for those students to find work after graduation.
It’s a team effort between ClearLakeHigh School, the Iowa Coalition for Integrated Employment and Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation Services.
They’re sharing tips with parents, on how to make the transition from school, to work a smooth one for all involved.
“We believe that everyone can work with the right support and so this grant in particular here at Clear Lake High School just we’re just supporting the Clear Lake community and their school district to just provide those supports and services to students so that when they graduate they’re better prepared to work,” says Jessica Kreho with the Iowa Coalition for Integrated Employment.
A few organizations providing information on potential jobs include OpportunityVillage and Iowa Job Corporation.
The federal grant used to fund events like this is a five year grand, and it is currently year three.