Leaders in Learning — Giving kids real world job experience

Published: Mar. 21, 2019 at 6:13 PM MDT
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Students in Janet Cole’s class at Burley High School are getting firsthand experience at graphic design and how to run a business.

"I wanted my students to be able to hang their beautiful things up, but it's expensive, so I got the idea that we could maybe purchase a large scale format printer,” Cole explained.

Cole wrote a grant, received the money and opened shop.

"We were able to purchase the printer, the lamination system, and the cutting system. We can do everything from small scale tickets, fliers, invitations, all the way up to large banners, signs, posters, window graphics, and we can even do car wraps,” Cole explained.

Chancey Knopp, one of Cole’s coworkers, said she frequently goes above and beyond for her students.

"She dedicates literally like her whole life to these students, to these programs, to the clubs, she's just an amazing lady and would do anything for her students,” Knopp stated.

Student Brinley Wilson called her an example.

"Mrs. Cole is definitely an example to all of us here at Burley High School. She loves to help her students, she is such a kind hearted lady,” Wilson stated.

And Cole is just happy to give her kids a new experience.

"It's a great opportunity to have. We are just grateful that we can provide this opportunity for our students,” Cole said.

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