LARC’s (Lee Association for Remarkable Citizens) 2nd Annual Job-A-Palooza, the ultimate ‘speed-jobbing’ experience, was held on Saturday, January 18th.
Students ages 14 to 21 with disabilities discovered their superpowers and met local employers while peer-mentors assisted them in navigating this exciting job fair experience. Students explored job skill stations from local businesses in industries such as retail, food service, administration, automotive and more. There were demonstrations, friendly competition activities, awards and more.
“Job-A-Palooza gives individuals with disabilities the opportunity to showcase their abilities to potential employers and for the employers to see how capable the individuals are.” said Angela Katz, LARC Development Director.
Job-A-Palooza is just one of the ways LARC helps people enter the workforce. LARC’s Supported Employment program offers job seekers with job placement assistance, training and support to those who are hired. Employment Specialists partner with businesses to discover and help create career opportunities for individuals with disabilities.
“LARC is a training center for success,” said Kevin Lewis, LARC Executive Director. “When individuals receive the training and resources they need, capabilities naturally surface and lives change for the better.”