Special Education Students Speak to Vet For Employment Program

OAK FOREST, IL — Students in Bremen High School District’s Transitional Employment Program (TEP) participated in a virtual question and answer session with veterinarian, Dr. Abigail Roeters, from Mill Creek Animal Clinic in Palos Park.

On Sept. 24, students from district 228 met with Roeters virtually where they were able to ask questions and learn soft workplace skills, according to the district.

Students in the program are junior and senior special educations students who are preparing to graduate and enter the workforce, the district said. Teacher Christina Botica says her students have been learning about various soft skills in the workplace, such as communication, teamwork, listening, respect and responsibility.

The district said this opportunity gave students the chance to practice those soft skills, learn more about the veterinarian career and also learn about animals, such as own pets they may have at home.

“I am trying to introduce the students

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Technical Education Leader’s Response To Pandemic And New Blended Training Model Lead To Employment For Graduates

PHOENIX, Sept. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — As the pandemic continues to deliver a colossal shock to the economy, with weekly unemployment claims increasing to 870,000 for the week ending September 19 and topping an unprecedented 700,000 each week for over six months, Universal Technical Institute‘s (NYSE: UTI) pandemic response plan and blended training model are delivering results, with graduates finding employment across the nation.

“In a time of extraordinary challenges, our students are completing their education and going to work,” said Jerome A. Grant, Chief Executive Officer. “The fact that there are good jobs waiting for our graduates speaks to industry’s urgent demand for skilled technicians and the quality of our industry-aligned education model.”

The U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) estimated pre-pandemic there will be more than 110,000 job openings for automotive, diesel and collision repair technicians on average annually across the U.S.

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