Opportunity Village and the Clark County School District are set to honor the 2018-19 group of Job Discovery Program students.
WHO: Opportunity Village Clients, Executives and Board Members, Clark County School District, Culinary Academy of Las Vegas CEO Mark Scott, Cox Communications and many more!
WHAT: Opportunity Village and the Clark County School District are hosting the 17th Annual Job Discovery Program Celebration to honor JDP participants from the 2018-19 school year that have gained jobs in the Southern Nevada community. There will be around 15 to 20 student honorees.
WHEN: Wednesday, May 22nd at 9 a.m.
WHERE: The Culinary Academy of Las Vegas – 710 W. Lake Mead Blvd., North Las Vegas, NV 89030
WHY: The Job Discovery Program is a work-readiness program operated jointly by Opportunity Village and the Clark County School District that is targeted towards students with disabilities who have been referred for vocational training. The program – which runs for six hours a day and adheres to CCSD scheduling – is comprised of multiple, varied training sites where participants are able to develop and improve their vocational skills in a natural working environment.
Each year, several of these students receive jobs in the Southern Nevada community from partners such as Chuck E. Cheese, Habitat for Humanity, Planet Fitness, Albertsons, Tropical Smoothie, McDonald’s, Brooklyn Bowl, PENTA Building Group and others. Opportunity Village and CCSD currently have 91 students enrolled in their Job Discovery Program.
About Opportunity Village
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.
Jenna Greene, R&R Partners
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Marty Wood, Opportunity Village
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