Witness several High School students speak frankly about their disabilities. The audience will gain insight into what each student's hobby is and how it translates into skills for their future regarding employment, community involvement, and self-confidence.
The project, Innovative Partnerships for Advancing Youth Employment, was the concept of PACER. All of the teens involved in the internship project have disabilities, and they learned new job skills while creating several videos to teach others how to navigate their own transition into adulthood after high school. This innovative PACER project was funded by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development Office of Vocational Rehabilitation Services.
The project, which provided a paid internship opportunity for students with disabilities, was a creative collaboration of postsecondary programs, workforce development, PACER Center staff, and students from two high schools. The intended video audience is for students, family, professionals, and teachers.