The Work Experience Program is exclusively for students in area school systems that come to Workshops as part of their high school curriculum. These students may work in our production departments or in a classroom at Workshops.
Students who participate in the Work Experience Program are typically in a certificate program at their local school, and Workshops, Inc. helps to prepare these students for work once they leave high school.
While most of the Work Experience participants come to Workshops during the school year, Workshops also offers a Summer Work Experience Program for High School students. The primary criterion for participation in the summer program is that these students must be actively enrolled with the Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services.
The unemployment rate for people with disabilities is more than 50% greater than for people without disabilities
People with disabilities constitute the nation's largest minority group, and the only group any of us can become a member of at any time
Of 70 million families in the United States, more than 20 million have at least one family member with a disability
The unemployment rate of people with disabilities is ten times greater than the national unemployment rate
People with disabilities are nearly twice as likely as people without disabilities to have an annual household income of $15,000 or less
According to the U.S. Department of Education, workers with disabilities are rated consistently as average or above average in performance, quality and quantity of work, flexibility, and attendance.
Alabama has the second highest rate of disability in the U.S.