Sussex Consortium students are still working hard at their vocational sites despite the number of restrictions in place due to the pandemic.
As part of the Sussex Consortium curriculum, students are afforded an opportunity to participate in an exploratory vocational pathway where they volunteer with partner sites throughout the Cape Region. While volunteering, students are taught skills in a number of areas including custodial, inventory, food preparation, assembly and clerical tasks. Sussex Consortium job coaches and staff also accompany the students to the job locations.
Local businesses and organizations continuing to partner with the Sussex Consortium include Lefty’s Alley & Eats, Movies at Midway, Grotto Grand Slam, Buffalo Wild Wings, the Lewes and Rehoboth libraries, Beebe Healthcare, Lavender Fields, Meineke, Outback Steakhouse, New Covenant Presbyterian Church and Shell We Bounce. Matt’s Fish Camp also participates as a vocational workplace for students and provides them with paid working opportunities.
“We are incredibly grateful to our community partners for their willingness to continue to work with our students and staff,” said Pam Graves, Sussex Consortium vocational coordinator. “Our students really enjoy volunteering and working at these sites, so we’re happy they are still able to participate despite the uncertainties during this time.”