Sunday, December 21, 2014

Highland Gourmet Scones, Pelham, AL

Welcome our old friends at Highland Gourmet Scones.

Mark & Connie Wallace
210 Cahaba Valley Road
Pelham, AL 35124

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Year End Meeting

  • New work sites developed: Narrows Family Eye Care, North Shelby library, Salon Suites, Big Bad Breakfast.
  • Successful YAIT meeting at SCISC: We had a great first-meeting with a nice turnout with representatives from four of our High schools. Jefferson State Community College, recruiter, Rodney Thompson, spoke to students about career certificate programs offered by the college. Chris Moore, Shelby Work Instructor faculty member, shared his adaptation to a personal learning issue in a presentation that encouraged many of our kids to openly share their concerns in small groups. The second meeting will be held in February at Shelby Baptist. (Thanks to Lacy for arranging that and we are hoping to have some local news coverage for the meeting and/or the mock interviews.)
  • Attend IEP Meetings: The Work Instruction faculty continue to attend IEP meetings and help clarify program requirements with parents.
  • Meeting Special Education teachers: We are scheduling a series of meetings with high school Special Education teachers in January to promote the Work Instruction program.
  • Transition Conference Preparation: The program has submitted two presentation proposals for the up coming Transition Conference.
PR: Hand delivered “Thank You” Christmas Cards
to all our businesses with a small treat from one of
our sites. Also, discuss partnering with them again
in the second semester.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Volunteering at the "Keeping It Real" Program

The Work Instruction faculty volunteer at the Greater Shelby County Chamber of Commerce "Keeping It Real" program. The annual two-day event brings in Shelby county ninth graders from public and private schools to learn about financial responsibilities the students will encounter as adults.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Donut Joe's in Pelham, AL

Students learn the ins-and-outs of the dedication and commitment required to have a successful operation. Working with the public, inventory display and rotation, and business transactions are just some of the skills learned here at Joe's. And getting paid in donuts is not bad either! (Apple Fritters are a specialty too.) 

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Alabama Wildlife Rescue Center, Oak Mt. State Park

The Alabama Wildlife Rescue Center at Oak Mt. State Park is a non-profit  center that rescues, rehabilitates, and returns injured and orphaned native birds to the wild.

The center is a leader in the rehabilitation of wild birds relying solely on over 300 volunteers. The Wildlife Center has originated methods of rehabilitating injured birds that are utilized in other facilities around the world.

Our students assist in casting seeds around trails, building a foot bridge, feeding injured birds, facility maintenance, and office/clerical duties. Today we also helped decorate the center for the Christmas season.

The Shelby County Work Instruction program has partnered with the Wildlife Center for over fifteen years.

Alabama Wildlife Rescue Center
100 Terrace Drive
Oak Mountain State Park
Pelham, Al 35124