Employers wanted for special needs students

Okanagan College is seeking employers to participate in the PACE program which supports adult special education.

Okanagan College is recruiting – not for students, but for employers to participate in the PACE program which supports adult special education.

The program involves students with challenges including learning or intellectual disabilities, brain injury, psychiatric illness or Autism and is designed to introduce participants to the community and the working world.

Employers can host students for job shadowing or work experience terms, and the student is monitored and receives support from the PACE program co-ordinators.

Employers are not expected to hire students at the end of the program.

Coverage for WCB is provided by the college.

Studies by the Shuswap Association for Community Living show that people with disabilities have exemplary records for productivity, workplace safety and attendance, as well as being loyal employees.

Interested businesses can contact Sue Betschart at Okanagan College 250-832-2126 ex. 8265 for more information.