Program getting students ready for careers

Published 10:28 pm Friday, March 31, 2017

Selma High School’s transition services program is helping students with various disabilities prepare for entering the workforce.

The 11 students are working at Vaughan Regional Medical Center and helping in several different departments, including the hospital’s cafeteria, radiology, respiratory and others.

The point of the program is to ease the transition from high school to working in the real world, which can be a tough adjustment for anyone.

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The students work signing patients in or filing paperwork as a way to get experience and to interact with people in a real-world setting, which isn’t something that can be replicated in any kind of classroom.

Gov. Robert Bentley declared March as Transition Awareness Month for Youth and Young Adults with Disabilities.

It’s clear Selma High School is doing its part through its transition program, which is led by Crystal Smith, to get students ready for careers after high school.