Organization: State of Minnesota, Department of Employment and Economic Development, Vocational Rehabilitation Services, St. Paul, Minnesota, United States
Co-presenters: Sheila Koenig, Minnesota State Services for the Blind, Heather Kosec, Minnesota USA School District, Crystal Underdahl, Minnesota State Academy for the Blind, Two Minnesota High School Students | United States
Presentation: The Power of Youth Work Experience
Description: Early paid work experience is one of the most important factors for youth with disabilities to succeed at employment after graduating from high school. Schools and community providers can come together with students and families to make high quality work experience happen in creative ways. Participants will learn the key factors for success in making work experience happen in their community, and hear directly from students about what they learned about work and themselves.