Wednesday, March 23, 2016

YAiT Meeting - Hoover, AL

"Find Your Place" at Jefferson State Community College Shelby-Hoover Campus. Students listened to presentations from staff and faculty about the advantages of attending a community college. Jacob Call, recruiter, gave a wonderful overview of Jeff State and what it takes to be admitted. Anne Sherman, Director of  the ADA , informed students on how to access her office that will assist them with accommodations. Leah Collins, Coordinator of Career Programs, talked about the numerous fast track programs available, Chef Joseph Mitchell, Director Culinary and Hospitality told about his wonderful Culinary program, and Allie Templeton, Jeff State Student, told about her experiences on campus as an individual with disAbilities. A wonderful buffet from the Culinary School was provided by the ACDD.

*"The contents of this product were developed under a grant from the Alabama Council on Developmental Disabilities  (ACDD). However, these contents do not necessarily represent the views or policies of the Council."

Friday, March 18, 2016

Ovation Media- Helena.Al.

Helena High School's Work Instruction students want to thank Ovation Media for the wonderful opportunity to tour their company and learn about some of the many jobs and services available.   Graphic arts/ design, marketing, print media, signs/banners, and vehicle graphics are some of  the many services they offer. 

Two students from the Shelby County School District recently helped present a session at the 26th annual Alabama Transition Conference, held March 7-8 at Auburn University.
David Parsons from Chelsea High School and Parker Knifpher from Oak Mountain High School presented a session entitled “A New Look at YAiT: Putting the “Adult” Back Into Youth and Young Adults in Transition Chapters.” The two students presented along with Shelby County Schools’ work instructors Carrie Radice and Laura Partain.

Young Adults in Transition (YAiT) is a group sponsored by the State Department of Education to help develop essential life skills in high school juniors and seniors with Individual Educational Plans.  Shelby County formed YAiT chapters for all seven high schools starting with the current school year.

Shelby County’s chapter has been used as a model for the state and was awarded a $25,000 grant from the Alabama Council on Developmental Disabilities.* YAiT addresses topics that are relevant to the students including post-secondary school/training, employment, and bullying.
Parsons and Knifpher shared with conference participants how each high school in Shelby County now YAiT chapters, which come together quarterly for joint group meetings.  They also shared the model for designing YAiT chapters for school systems around the state.

*"The contents of this product were developed under a grant from the Alabama Council on Developmental Disabilities (ACDD). However, these contents do not necessarily represent the views or policies of the council."

Monday, March 14, 2016

Wright's Nursery & Greenhouse

Wright's Nursery & Greenhouse, Inc. is a small, family business located in central Alabama. Students learned how they grow many annuals, herbs, perennials, and vegetables as well as the marketing and production involved to sell at local independent garden centers throughout central and north Alabama. 

Monday, March 7, 2016

YAit Presentation, Auburn, AL

Sample YAiT Documents

We are so proud of our YAiT students! They did a great job in presenting today in Auburn! 

Friday, March 4, 2016

YB's Daylight Donuts-Hoover, Al.

Our OMHS student did a great job weekly at YB's. He had the opportunity to work in areas such as stocking, customer service, wiping counters/tables, and breaking down all areas after closing.
5291 Valleydale Rd.
Open Tuesday-Saturday 6:00-1:00

Pioneer Bookstore - Jefferson State Hoover, AL

OMHS students get the chance to implement good customer service skills while working in the Pioneer Book Store. The Nursing Department helps provide instruction in office management.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Eclipse Coffee and Books - Montevallo, Al.

Both the CHS student and business owner were sad to see the last day of work instruction at Eclipse today. The student has learned valuable soft skills as well as how to complete the many job tasks at the cafe.Eclipse is located at 1032 Main Street/ Montevallo, Al 205-665-4234