Friday, March 29, 2013

Special Education Cooperative to host annual Job Olympics

News Release

Approximately 150 students in the Wyandotte Comprehensive Special Education Cooperative will gather this week to learn and practice job skills in a friendly competitive environment.

The students will be a part of the 13th Annual Job Olympics, set for Friday, April 5 at the Bonner Springs PE Center.

The opening ceremony will begin at 9:45 a.m. and the awards ceremony for athletes will begin at 12:30. Job Olympics is a competition developed to promote transition and employability skills for a broad continuum of secondary students with disabilities.

Students will practice skills such as sacking groceries, basic carpentry, sorting mail and folding laundry.

It gives the students an opportunity to show off the job skills they have been working on during the school year.

Medals will be awarded to first through third place winners in each category.