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2019 Ceremony Recognizes Workforce Preparation

Businesses Also Recognized for Contributions to Job Training Program

For many young people, making the transition from school to the adult world can be tough. Finding that first job experience is challenging. The Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE) WorkAbility “school-to-world” program provides many at-risk students with that all-important first job opportunity. Students from several SCOE schools were recognized for their successes at today’s 25th annual ceremony where Leo A. Palmiter Jr./Sr. High School student Nyle B. was presented with the 2019 School-to-World Award.

A partnership between SCOE and area businesses, the training program is a joint venture that offers students comprehensive pre-employment training, valuable entry-level job experience, connections with local business professionals, an opportunity for immediate use of newly acquired job skills, and an active way to learn social skills. Students from Elinor L. Hickey Jr./Sr. High School, Leo A. Palmiter Jr./Sr. High School, and North Area Community School were recognized, as were the numerous businesses that provided students with employment opportunities.

The program provides the services, support system, and opportunities that most at-risk students need to be ready for college and/or the workforce. Services are tailored to individual students based on their specific needs instead of through traditional, scripted education.

Business Partner Awards

A wide variety of local businesses were honored with Business Partner Awards for providing employment and other workforce preparation assistance to SCOE students:

  • Ace Hardware
  • Arden Park Florist
  • Black Bear Diner
  • Capital Public Radio
  • CVS Pharmacy (Galt and South Natomas)
  • Denny’s
  • Dimple Records
  • Dugout Deli
  • Eskaton (Carmichael and Roseville)
  • Fulton–El Camino Recreation and Park District
  • Galt Farmers’ Market
  • Galt Library
  • Galt Supermarket
  • Golden Living Center
  • Grocery Outlet (Del Paso and South Natomas)
  • Goodwill
  • Hap’s Bait Shop
  • Jersey Mike’s
  • Johnny Rockets
  • Marshall’s (Natomas)
  • Mountain Mike’s (North Highlands)
  • Old Navy
  • Petco
  • Pizza Factory (Rio Vista)
  • River Valley Feed and Supply
  • River Delta Unified M.O.T. (Maintenance, Operations, Transportation)
  • River Delta Unified Food Service Department
  • Sheila’s Country Rose Florist
  • Wholey Ravioli
  • Yolo County Library (Clarksburg)

Student posing with plaque

Palmiter student Nyle B. was presented with the 2019 School-to-World Award by Mike Laharty, Vocational Specialist / WorkAbility, and Board of Education Trustee Heather Davis.

Group of students holding certificates

Students holding certificates