Roselle— Next month, the Roselle Public School District will launch the “Community Classroom,” a program that will give high school students with disabilities the chance to gain job experience.
The program will be open to about 100 students ages 15 to 21 in the Students Exploring Career Opportunities Club, a district work-study program.
Through the program, students will work three days a week at businesses in Union County, spend one day of the week at the high school and another out in the community learning life skills, such as cooking and banking. Some students will be paid, others will be considered interns, depending on the type of position.
“There are a great deal of opportunities that could open up for our students with disabilities through this program,” said Tracey Maccia, director of the district’s Special Services Department. “Roselle is their community. Students should be able to work and live here. This program will be setting up students with disabilities so they have the skills to find a job and live in their community after graduation.”
For more information, call (908) 298-2058 or visit the Department of Special Services, 1305 St. Georges Ave., second floor.