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Local Businesses Participate In Disability Mentoring Day
Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) Eighty 'special needs' students from 13 Magic Valley high schools tagged along at more than 50 businesses.
It was part of the fourth annual 'Disability Mentoring Day.'
Students picked specific occupations to job shadow, from police officers to home improvement stores.
More than 50 local businesses took part in the program.
“It's a group of people that aren't looked at, for a lot of jobs they're very capable of doing. We have a range of students in this event, from college-bound students with some kind of learning disability, to students who have significant disabilities, and will probably be at an entry level employment,” explained Ann Flannery, from the Magic Valley Transition Team.
Flannery points out these students are an untapped labor force.
She explains the 'Disability Mentoring Day' is a chance for students to find out what jobs are "really" like…
And for businesses to provide employment opportunities for the students.