CBVT seeks partners to assist students

By Kylie Neel

The Community Based Vocational Training program needs a few community partners.

The CBVT program of Lincoln Parish Schools Special Education Department is looking for individuals and businesses willing to help provide job training for some of the parish’s special education eleventh and twelfth graders.  

Kim Goree, special education coordinator, has been overseeing this event for some time now. 

Goree said this program helps students learn skills such as sorting items, stocking items, general custodial skills and communicating with a purpose effectively. 

“Really in the past, since COVID-19 we have used parish schools to connect our students through this program,” Goree said. “We have used local grocery stores like Super One foods and other local business.”

Students in the program spend one to two hours per day, two days a week during the school year, working on the job site. The positions are unpaid but are beneficial for the students and for the businesses.

This program is looking for business that would like to help some of these students make communication skills and collaborations with actual tasks, whether it be food preparation and or add retail merchandise on the shelves. 

“Community partners should participate in this program because our students are part of our community and as they mature and graduate from high school, there are a few opportunities for them,” Goree said.

To participate or for more information, email Goree at kimgoree@lincolnschools.org

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