Opportunity Village and the Clark County School District are hosting the 17th Annual Job Discovery Program Celebration to honor JDP participants from the 2018-19 school year that have gained jobs in the Southern Nevada community. There will be around 15 to 20 student honorees (Pictured: Job Discovery Program honorees celebrate at 15th annual event).
The Job Discovery Program is a work-readiness program operated jointly by Opportunity Village and the Clark County School District that is targeted towards students with disabilities who have been referred for vocational training. The program – which runs for six hours a day and adheres to CCSD scheduling – is comprised of multiple, varied training sites where participants are able to develop and improve their vocational skills in a natural working environment.
Each year, several of these students receive jobs in the Southern Nevada community from partners such as Chuck E. Cheese, Habitat for Humanity, Planet Fitness, Albertsons, Tropical Smoothie, McDonald’s, Brooklyn Bowl, PENTA Building Group and others. Opportunity Village and CCSD currently have 91 students enrolled in their Job Discovery Program.
WHEN: Wednesday, May 22nd at 9 a.m
WHERE: The Culinary Academy of Las Vegas – 710 W. Lake Mead Blvd., North Las Vegas, NV 89030
Mission: Opportunity Village is a not-for-profit organization that serves people within our community with significant intellectual disabilities, to improve their lives and the lives of their families.
Seven families who were determined to give their children with disabilities the best lives possible founded Opportunity Village in 1954. Now, more than six decades later, Opportunity Village is one of the most recognized and respected organizations of its type in the United States.
Nevada’s largest employer of people with disabilities, Opportunity Village serves nearly 2,000 individuals annually, providing vocational training, employment, habilitation and social recreation programs and services that make their lives more purposeful and interesting.
Opportunity Village clients – individuals who were previously considered unemployable – work at Opportunity Village’s Employment Resource Centers and in jobs throughout the community, collectively earning wages amounting to more than $3.6 million in 2018. They are hardworking and diligent, proudly paying taxes and happily leading more fulfilling lives. Visit opportunityvillage.org