Businesses Help Prepare Students for Careers

Businesses Help Prepare Students for Careers
Posted on 08/09/2018
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Educational Service District 123, in partnership with the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR), has provided pre-employment training and support for more than 800 students with disabilities in 17 school districts this year. The program offers trainings on topics including resume writing, planning for life after high school, goal setting, and interview skills, as well as work-based learning experiences such as job shadows and paid internships.

“We are really seeing a significant impact from our work on helping students realize their dreams and aspirations,” says ESD Transition Specialist Krisheena Mason.

ESD 123 has had an incredible response from local and regional businesses interested in hosting job shadows and internships. Special thanks are owed to Career Path Services and Columbia Industries. These two companies have been amazing partners in preparing students for life after high school.

ESD 123 would also like to recognize and extend a thank you to all the companies that have partnered with us.
These companies have helped make it possible for students to explore their dream careers and develop new career goals:

  • Just Roses, Pasco
  • Mulrony Track & Tractor Repair, Pomeroy
  • Andy’s Market, College Place
  • Mama Mia’s Pasta Factory, College Place
  • Associated Veterinary, College Place
  • Mid-Columbia Libraries, Benton City
  • Hanford REACH Museum, Richland
  • Kids World Daycare, Benton City
  • The Princess Theatre, Prosser
  • Kiona-Benton School District, Benton City
  • Park Manor Rehabilitation Center, College Place
  • McCurley Integrity Honda, Richland
  • Shopko Hometown, Prosser
  • Kadlec Healthplex, Richland
  • Benton PUD, Prosser
  • Washington State University, Irrigated Agriculture Research and Extension Center, Prosser
  • Synergy MedAesthetics, Kennewick
  • Creative Rods & Customs, Kennewick
  • Echelon Graphix, Walla Walla
  • Adams County Pet Rescue, Othello
  • Lep-Re-Kon Harvest Foods, Connell
  • Mid-Columbia Pet Emergency Services, Pasco
  • Milne Fruit Products, Prosser

Thank you for your support!

If you work for a company that would be willing to host students for job shadows, worksite tours, or internships in the future, please contact Krisheena Mason at 509.544.5743 or kmason@esd123.org. 

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