Work Skills Challenge prepares students for the real world

Area special education students practiced job interview and application skills to find jobs and success.

Posted: Apr 19, 2018 7:09 PM
Updated: Apr 20, 2018 6:36 AM

AUSTIN, Minn. - Around 70 students from Austin, Albert Lea, and surrounding areas attended the Work Skills Challenge at Riverland Community College in Austin.

At the event, special education students had the opportunity to have a mock job interview with real employers, practice filling out job applications, and take a general knowledge test.

Riverland cosmetology students presented a skit to students on how to dress and present themselves at an interview.

"It helps them to meet new people and especially build their confidence in something that is hard for them, but once they do it they feel really good about themselves," says Sara Gilberg, work coordinator at Austin High School.

This was the third annual event.

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