Special Education Coop to Host 16th Annual Job Olympics

March 23, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Tammy Dodderidge, communications manager, (913) 279-2225

It’s an Olympic event that exposes students to a variety of job skills for their futures. On Friday, April 1, dozens of students will gather for the 16th Annual Job Olympics at the Bonner Springs PE Center. The event will take place from 9:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.

A program of the Wyandotte Comprehensive Special Education Cooperative, Job Olympics is a one-day competition developed to promote transition and employability skills for a broad continuum of secondary and special education students.

A total of 32 different competitive events are planned for participants. Each student will select four categories in which to compete. The events will allow them to practice skills such as sacking groceries, basic carpentry and sorting mail. Events new to the Job Olympics this year include: caring for a wound, child care/baby bath, laundry sorting and toy cleaning.

An awards ceremony will end the day beginning at noon. Medals will be awarded to first through third place winners in each category.

Volunteers are needed to helpwith the events. To sign up to be a volunteer, or for more information, contact Cheryl McDonald, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., (913) 627-7831; Dorothy Page, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., (816) 838-6920; or Robert Young, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Melissa Fears • Communications Office
2010 N. 59th Street • Kansas City, KS 66104 • 913-279-2242