New Cumberland Holds Social Skill Carnival
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Posted January 28, 2020
Recently, students from the transition program at New Story Schools in DuBois visited the Hampton Inn to do some hands-on learning. New Story Schools’ transition program, which is for students ages 14 and older, prepares students for life after graduation by providing them with real-world experiences in the working field.
For this field experience, students went behind the scenes at the Hampton Inn in DuBois to learn the everyday jobs of the staff — employment opportunities that may await them. Students worked with the hotel staff in the laundry room, washing, folding, and putting away bed sheets and bathroom towels.
Students also worked in the kitchen area, stocking the continental breakfast area, cleaning tables in the dining room and cleaning and preparing coffee pots in the kitchen. Last, students followed the housekeeping staff to the rooms, where they learned how to strip the beds and chart which rooms had been tended to.
It was a fun and informative trip for the students, and also allowed the Hampton Inn staff to experience working with individuals with special needs. This experience will be part of an on-going partnership, with students traveling to the hotel to perform similar jobs twice a month.
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