Opportunity Village and Clark County School District Celebrate 15th Year of their Job Discovery Program August 01, 2017 00:00

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August 1, 2017 

Opportunity Village and Clark County School District Celebrate 15th Year of their Job Discovery Program


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LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Opportunity Village, in partnership with Clark County School District

(CCSD), held their 15th annual event celebrating the Job Discovery Program on Friday, July 28.

 

The event acknowledged CCSD students that successfully completed the job training

and discovery program, acquiring invaluable vocational training in preparation for future

successful employment.

 

President and CEO of Opportunity Village, Bob Brown, and Nevada Secretary of State, Barbara

Cevagske, were on hand to pass out the Job Discovery Program Celebration certificates.

 

Photo Cutline:  Job Discovery Program honorees celebrate at the 15th annual event, which took place at the Opportunity Village Event Center (6300 West Oakey Blvd.  Las Vegas, NV 89146).  The Job Discovery Program is a partnership between Opportunity Village and CCSD.

Photo Cutline:  Michael Arroyo, a past Job Discovery Program participant, spoke to the students. Job Discovery Program honorees celebrate at the 15th annual event, which took place at the Opportunity Village Event Center (6300 West Oakey Blvd.  Las Vegas, NV 89146).  The Job Discovery Program is a partnership between Opportunity Village and CCSD.

 

Photo Cutline:  Nevada Secretary of State, Barbara Cevagske, and Opportunity President and CEO, Bob Brown, awarded Shandel her Job Discovery Program congratulatory certificate. The event took place at the Opportunity Village Event Center (6300 West Oakey Blvd.  Las Vegas, NV 89146).  The Job Discovery Program is a partnership between Opportunity Village and CCSD.

Photo Cutline:  The Opportunity Village OV Elvi were just some of the evening’s entertainment at the Job Discovery Program celebration. The event took place at the Opportunity Village Event Center (6300 West Oakey Blvd.  Las Vegas, NV 89146).  The Job Discovery Program is a partnership between Opportunity Village and CCSD.

 

About Opportunity Village

Mission: Opportunity Village is a not-for-profit organization that serves people within our community with significant intellectual disabilities, to improve their lives and the lives of their families.

Seven families who were determined to give their children with disabilities the best lives possible founded Opportunity Village in 1954. Now, more than 60 years later, Opportunity Village is one of the most recognized and respected organizations of its type in the United States.

Nevada’s largest employer of people with disabilities, Opportunity Village serves more than 2,000 individuals annually, providing vocational training, employment, habilitation and social recreation programs and services that make their lives more purposeful and interesting.

Opportunity Village citizens – individuals who were previously considered unemployable – work at Opportunity Village’s Employment Resource Centers and in jobs throughout the community, collectively earning wages amounting to more than $3.7 million in 2016.  They are hard-working and diligent, proudly paying taxes and happily leading more fulfilling lives.

Primarily a self-funded organization, Opportunity Village generates the majority of its operational funding through its employment contracts and fundraising efforts such as the Magical Forest and Great Santa Run, saving Nevada taxpayers more than $37 million annually.

 

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