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SECOND CUP: Jobapalooza

Posted at 7:43 AM, Sep 03, 2018
and last updated 2019-03-04 09:35:03-05

MIDWAY, Fla.(WTXL) - On Second Cup on Monday the spotlight turned to students with disabilities and creating a venue for them to show work specific skills.

WTXL ABC Sunrise Anchor Christine Souders spoke to Stephen Tessel of the ARC of the Big Bend.

At an upcoming Jobapalooza, the students will get a chance to interact with the business community as future employees.

Employers will set up booths with a task that is performed at their place of business.

Students with disabilities and their peer mentor will demonstrate the task and be judged with their speed and accuracy.

Local businesses will be able to give back to the same people that support their business through this event.

Students will learn new job tasks leading to new skill development and knowledge of the local business community. Mentors will learn leadership skills.

The event will be Sept. 6, 2018, from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Leon High School, 550 E. Tennessee St.

More information is available at their site.