The Junction City High School Vocational Training Program is preparing for its Seventh Annual Appreciation Luncheon for their business partners, April 19 at the Marriott. The Vocational Training Program is a program for Juniors and Seniors with an IEP who want to gain work experience. Students enroll in the class for two class periods and are placed in the area of their career interest. Sometimes students just want to gain work experience and improve their employability skills. The Vocational Training Program also partners with the Junction City Work Force Center and students train on different topics once a month so they can enhance their performance on the job site.
Businesses will sometimes hire Vocational Training students. Coach’s, Ike’s, Dick Edwards, D.E.L. Motors, Glamazon, Pampered Pet, Goodwill, Hampton Inn, Early Childhood Center and Penn Enterprise have all hired students throughout the years. The Vocational Training Program has also expanded out to Fort Riley, partnering with the Commissary, Irwin Army Hospital, Fort Riley Vet Clinic, Fort Riley Golf Course, Fort Riley Library, Warrior Zone and Craig’s Fitness Center.
This year alone the Vocational Training Program has picked up twelve new business partners. If you would like more information about the program, contact Sandra Gray at SandraGray@usd475.org.